Plane crash into Hudson river near central Manhattan; US Airways Airbus A320

Manhattan NYC January 16 2009

US Airways flight 1549 has crashed at takeoff into Hudson river. Plane is believed to have hit a flock of geese, then engine failure. Pilots option’s very limited, with fast commitment imperative.

Takeoff was 3:26 EST

Looks as if many lives are being saved from icy river.

164 passengers 5 crew, passenger numbers varying. (155 crew and passengers)

No known deaths. Plane still afloat at this time.

Rescue still underway. Airbus A320

Passenger believes plane may be vacated at this time.

Left Laguardia on route to Charlotte NC

Pilots ditched plane in emergency water landing.



Seems plane is being towed to shore.

Evidence of yet another outstanding pilots and crew operation.

(link to pilot story right below this bracket)

Pilot 29 year veteran with US Airways, Chesley (CB) Sullenberger. He is reported to have walked the plane twice to guarantee everyone was off before leaving. (I likely do not have pilots name right yet.)

Ferry’s and coast guard involved in saving passengers and crew.



Some 25 people being treated at New Jersey hospital
Hypothermia and some other wounds.
No reported fatalities.
Mayor of New York about to have a press conference. 5:30 EST

Photo WEB sites have many photo’s of this event coming online.

Plane now tied up to pier awaiting investigations.


Chesley B. Sullenburger: Miracle On The Hudson River (Video

Chesley B. Sullenburger, who piloted US Airways Flight 1549 in Manhattan yesterday, is being touted as a true hero by the 155 passengers who walked away.


US Airways Plane Crashes In Hudson River (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Jan 15, 2009 There were reports the pilot went into a flock of geese. NYC Plane Crash: US Airways Jet Crashes in Hudson River

No deaths reported in plane crash

34 minutes ago

By staff writers and wires | January 16, 2009 A US Airways plane carrying 148 passengers has crashed in New York City’s Hudson River and it is believed that

Say It’s Not True; Video of Compassion

Queen + Paul Rodgers song; Say It’s Not True video.

A look at the world of reality. This first video is nicely done to the music.

Blogging for naught? Use some Tags and Categories!

I don’t mean to be critical. But I have noticed an important thing missing in some blog post; Tags and Categories.

I occasionally come across a wonderful post, then see; Uncategorized. That is it! That is all!

I have made a mistake at times, posted something while being tired or busy, completely spacing on the tags and cats. That has not happened in many months. Uncategorized might be the largest reservoir of post, but it is not the most specific.

I have gone to some of these blogs with only one tag or cat, noticing all their post have just this one. Maybe some bloggers post just to get things out. Fine. Who am I to suggest differently?

But if you wish the rest of humankind on the WEB to have a chance, a good chance at finding you, put at least a few clues out there. Please! Or you might be missed.

Don’t go overboard like I used to do, putting a dozen of each to suggest any connection. They say that huge amounts of tags make your post look a bit like spam. I have found that a handful of each, or at least a few, seem to get seen without any problem.

Note to self; check back at this post later to make sure you said things correctly. I do have that problem at times. Might edit and forget to do spell check or read it over.

Oh. Yeah self; And try not to put a bunch of tags in here like; tags used, used tags, using tags and stuff, category stuff, stuff and stuff, mistletoe as a tag, and clog up the whole thing. And try not to put one in there about note’s to self OK?

Tucson Gem and Mineral shows 2009

Tucson rocks! (somebody had to say that?)

Tucson Gem and Mineral shows 2009

With the economy as it is, it will be interesting to see how the gem and mineral shows go. I have heard a repeort from one person who comes here annually to buy raw gem material, that he thinks the prices will be good for buyers.

Anyway, the hotel prices are not doubled yet, but the tents along I-10 are going up. Yesterdays photo’s.



-One of my favorite areas is across the interstate and from here to a mile south. Many smaller tents and hotel rooms all filled with nature and its abstracts. Other parts of town have show areas as well, including Tucson Electric Park.

Yesterdays Santa Catalina Mountains, from the north-Oro Valley. Snow up on Mount Lemmon (to the left).



-and from the south in Tucson


Here is the link to the real info.

-44 degrees F in Bismark this morning, 70’s in Tucson this afternoon.