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Does anybody else feel like this pilot who saved all the crew and passengers did something that is on the scale of the success of Apollo 13?


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Jan. 17th, 2009 02:30 am (UTC)
I love how much credit he's getting. I've seen multiple articles proclaiming him a hero, and I can't say I disagree. For once, it's nice to be seeing something great in the news, people living.
Jan. 17th, 2009 02:35 am (UTC)
I've always felt that Apollo 13 was perhaps the apex of human achievements. This may be better. His actions saved everybody. It also seems that he was the right person to be in such a situation. He's a licensed glider pilot.
Jan. 17th, 2009 02:40 am (UTC)
I don't really know anything about Apollo 13 =/ I shall google it. Isn't it fun how 'google' is its own word now? We don't search for stuff, we google.

It's a wonderfully uplifting story. I love that each of those passengers and crew members can go home to their families and friends, and that they probably have a much deeper value for the people in their lives.

I also don't know what a glider pilot is. I get the concept, but have no other knowledge.

Sorry, I'm really hyped up right now. :)
Jan. 17th, 2009 02:49 am (UTC)
Simply put, 3 Astronauts in a damaged vessel managed to calculate, with a slide rule, how to get back to Earth. Rent the movie. It's great.
Jan. 17th, 2009 02:52 am (UTC)
I read the Wikipedia entry, for a quick, arguably accurate run-down. That seems like a miraculous situation.
Jan. 17th, 2009 02:58 am (UTC)
I agree he did something very spectacular, although I don't think it was up to the level of Apollo 13. Hundreds of people worked for days to bring three guys home from possibly orbiting the sun for thousands of years.
Solly's (I don't remember his full name) quick actions saved hundreds of people in the air AND ON THE GROUND (not mentioned often enough) with just moments to spare. He was the right guy at the right moment and he deserves all the credit he is getting and more.
Jan. 17th, 2009 03:06 am (UTC)
It's one of those wonderful stories, that makes you realize what the human mind and soul is capable of doing.
Jan. 17th, 2009 03:48 am (UTC)
We'll never really know what type of tragedy was averted by the pilot landing in the river instead of skidding down on 57th st., but the image of the Twin Towers coming down is still very vivid in most people's minds.
Give that man a cigar!
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