So I used to think all the talk of "in the unlikely event of a water landing your seat cushion can be used as a flotation device" was just hooey to placate the irrationally paranoid. Actually, I thought the whole "water landing" idea was in the same category. Apparently not:
NEW YORK (AP) - A US Airways plane crashed into the frigid Hudson River on Thursday afternoon after striking a bird that disabled two engines, sending 150 on board scrambling onto rescue boats, authorities say. No deaths or serious injuries were immediately reported.
God be praised for that. And those pilots had better get a promotion.