Following the weekend's scary yet ultimately uplifting news of another plane crashing into the Hudson without killing anyone, we revisited the infamous Flight 1549 crash.
Maryann Bruce, a passenger on the plane that Captain "Sully" Sullenberger successfully ditched in the river back in 2009, told ... More >>
I'm guessing absolutely, since you'll think, "Even when the hydraulics don't work and the plane plummets, a masterful pilot can save lives!
"Even though he's completely wasted!"
Denzel gives a truly great performance in the tale of personal redemption, and the interesting thing is you're not comp ... More >>
Today we wind down our weeks of New York Film Festival coverage with Nick PInkerton's look at Robert Zemeckis's return to live-action movies: Flight.
Directed by Robert Zemeckis
Screened Sunday, Oct. 14th
More than a few viewers who saw this year's New York Film Festival opener Life of Pi ... More >>
Avians and airplanes are a bad mix -- and the skies above New York City are no exception.
On Tuesday, a bird strike prompted a JetBlue plane to make an emergency landing.
Last week, also, a bird strike forced a Delta flight to make an emergency landing.
And don't forget the Miracle on the Hudso ... More >>
Recently released photo of GiffordsMark Kelly, the astronaut husband of Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, has announced his retirement, effective October 1, from both NASA and the Navy. Giffords, who was shot in the head in January in a Tucson supermarket parking lot, was recently released fro ... More >>
There's nothing like stoking the fear which sits mostly dormant -- though it's certainly there -- in the bellies of New Yorkers everywhere. Mentioning Giuliani usually gets 'em going, but if you want to cut the crap, mention airplane crashes. Or worse, almost-airplane crashes. That's the stra ... More >>
Michael Becker / FOX Baby-Hugger Simon Cowell
Two hours? Really?
Because tonight's annual philanthropic extravaganza adds an extra hour onto the already too long results show (far too much to ask of any live-blogger, in my opinion), I'll be checking in intermittently throughout the night, ... More >>
On this wonderful morning, take a minute to imagine what it would be like to be so foreign and so out of touch that you scrambled to hire a big-time publicist to fight rumors started about you on Facebook. Then, close your eyes for a second and think about what it would be like to look like Chris ... More >>
Good riddance to an ill-fated plane.
The Airbus A320 jetliner that lost a battle with birds and then a life-or-death battle with hero pilot Chesley Sullenberger in last year's "Miracle on the Hudson" is finally headed for the auction block and then the scrap heap.
Shortly after the one-year anniv ... More >>
On the first anniversary of the heroic Flight 1549-Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger Hudson River landing, the crew and passengers get a Park Avenue party with the Mayor and the Governor. It's part of a day of honors for them. Later everyone's going on a ferry ride where, at 3:31 p.m., the moment ... More >>
Spoon, doing less with less. Photo by Autumn De WildeIn this week's Village Voice, Rob Harvilla on Spoon's defiantly skeletal Transference, Phil Freeman goes bull riding at MSG's arena rock rodeo, and Brad Cohan meets the new kid in town (and old head extremist drummer) Weasel Walter.
In Boo ... More >>
Reported collisions between airplanes and birds are climbing toward 10,000 for calendar year 2009, and the figures aren't even final yet.
Why? Authorities naturally speculate that reports have increased since hero pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger fought off geese who killed his engines and and ... More >>
You've probably heard that Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger and co-pilot Jeff Skiles flew their old route over the Hudson today to cheers and flash bulbs and the approbation of Dr. Ruth ("I'm glad you're not retiring, but rewiring," said the pint-sized sexologist to Sully). As usual, Sul ... More >>
Mayor Bloomberg introduced "five real American heroes, the crew of US Airways Flight 1549" at City Hall today in a Key to the City ceremony. Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, co-pilot Jeffrey Skiles, and flight attendants Donna Dent, Sheila Dail and Doreen Walsh received their honors for their d ... More >>
Two weeks ago Bill O'Reilly and a passenger who hinted that he'd like some money threatened to spoil our Flight 1549 buzz. The passenger got named and shamed and appears to be laying low, and no one cares what O'Reilly thinks. But what greed and stupidity could not tarnish, careerism and religion mi ... More >>
Heaven can wait: Chesley Sullenberger live, in "US Airways Flight 1549 Full Cockpit Recording"
To try to counter the sickening economic news, remember another horror story that actually had a happy ending.
Sully Sullenberger knows what "sickening" feels like, although his voice in the above cockp ... More >>
Yesterday they found the missing jet engine from Flight 1549 at the bottom of the Hudson River. Even more exciting: on the other engine, they found a feather. So we guess pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger wasn't lying about that flock of geese after all! Just to make sure, they're sending DNA found ... More >>
The remarkable emergency landing of US Airways Flight 1549 preoccupied news outlets. Some took a new-media angle. "Hudson Plane Crash & Obama Show Social Media Legitimacy," bragged WebProNews, and everyone swooned over the twitpic of the fallen jet taken by Janis Krums from a rescue ferry. Reporte ... More >>