Government Wipes Out Geese Population In Brooklyn To Ensure Airplane Safety

Government Wipes Out Geese Population In Brooklyn To Ensure Airplane Safety

In what has come to be known as “Sully’s Revenge” (by me, just now), wildlife biologists herded about 400 geese from Brooklyn’s ginormous Prospect Park into cages last week, then “took them to a nearby building where they were gassed with lethal doses of carbon dioxide.” [More]

Plane That Landed In Hudson Last Year Up For Auction

Plane That Landed In Hudson Last Year Up For Auction

I’m not sure what you could do with an extensively water-damaged plane with the wings detached, but if you want to own a piece of aviation history you can now bid on US Airways Flight 1549. The plane that Capt. Sully safely landed in the Hudson river a year ago is being auctioned off “AS IS/WHERE IS,” which happens to be at a salvage yard in New Jersey. CNN says the engines are not included. (The detached wings, however, are.) [More]

http://consumerist.com/2009/02/09/more-details-about-the-stuff/

More details about the stuff the passengers of Flight 1549 had in their luggage. What’s that you say? You didn’t back up that $30,000 worth of data on your laptop? Oh wait, you did? But you brought both laptops with you on the plane? [NYT]

http://consumerist.com/2009/02/03/if-you-were-wondering-what/

If you were wondering what precious keepsakes the people from flight 1549 lost to the chilly Hudson, the New York Post has the answer. [NYP]

http://consumerist.com/2009/01/21/animal-lovers-out-there-can/

Animal lovers out there can rejoice, US Airways says that no pets were lost in flight 1549 — either in the cabin or in the cargo hold, as US Airways does not accept pets as cargo. [Newsday]

Flight 1549 Passengers Get $5K Checks For Drowned Baggage

Flight 1549 Passengers Get $5K Checks For Drowned Baggage

Turns out they won’t have to file written requests after all, each passenger of US Airways Flight 1549 that downed in the Hudson River last week got a $5k check from the airline to compensate them for lost baggage.

Spirit Airlines Tries To Charge Cancellation Fees On Passengers It Put On Flight 1549

Spirit Airlines Tries To Charge Cancellation Fees On Passengers It Put On Flight 1549

Update 3:10pm ET: the airline has said it won’t charge the men after all.
Spirit Airlines wants $90 each from Rob and Jeff Kolodjay, two of the passengers in last week’s U.S. Airways flight 1549, because they’re not using the return leg of their tickets. Rob and Jeff were on flight 1549 in the first place because Spirit canceled their original flight.

U.S. Airways Flight Makes Surprise Landing In The Hudson

U.S. Airways Flight Makes Surprise Landing In The Hudson

So, that plane floating in the Hudson near the Intrepid, it’s U.S. Airways flight 1549. Nobody is really sure why the plane is floating in the Hudson, but CBS speculates that “a bird strike may have caused the plane to go down, meaning a bird may have entered the engine, causing a malfunction.” The flight carrying 148 passengers and 5 crew members was destined for Charlotte, North Carolina. Everyone is reported to have survived, and a photo uploaded to Twitter shows people evacuating the A320 onto the plane’s wings and inflatable rafts. The AP reports that New York City firefighters are on the way to pluck the passengers out of the river.