One of my dear friends has a brave brother who works in rescue other emergency situations. He was at Ground Zero in lower Manhattan on 9/11 and took some of the best photos I have seen while working hard. He was more recently involve in the salvage of the wreckage left in the Hudson River when US Airways Flight 1549 landed on the river on January 15th, 2009. With his permission, I am sharing some of the photos David Daoust took during the operation.
US Airways Flight 1549 was a commercial passenger flight that ditched in the Hudson River about five minutes after takeoff on January 15, 2009. The Airbus A320 aircraft had just departed from New York City’s LaGuardia Airport bound for Charlotte, North Carolina. About 90 seconds after takeoff, while climbing through an altitude of 3,200 feet (980 m), the pilot radioed that the aircraft had hit a flock of geese and had lost power in both engines. All on board survived the ditching, safely evacuated the cabin, and were rescued from the partially submerged plane by nearby watercraft.
I believe I have these in chronological order. Clicking on the photo will take to to Flickr where you can see them in a higher resolution.