Posts tagged: Plane Crashes

Former Senator Ted Stevens Killed in Plane Crash

[Update 2: It’s official: Stevens was indeed killed in the Alaska plane crash, according to family spokesman Mitch Rose.  The website NASA Watch says that former NASA chief Sean O’Keefe was also on board, but survived.]

50th Anniversary of “The Day the Music Died”

Yup: it was 50 years ago today that Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens were killed in an icy plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa.(Don MacLean called it “the day the music died” in his 1971 hit “American Pie.”)

Anatomy of a Near-Disaster

A helpful map of flight 1549’s trip around Manhattan — Sully’s wild ride — complete with geese.

“He Looked Like David Niven in an Airplane Uniform”

The reviews are in for Chesley B. Sullenberger III, the improbably-named pilot who landed his 169,000-pound airplane in the Hudson River on Thursday, then strolled the aisle to check for stragglers before stepping off himself.

“Hero Pilot Searched Plane Before Leaving”

ABC News has an early story on Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger III, the U.S. Airways pilot who calmly landed his plane in the Hudson River on Thursday.