22 December 2009

Most Spectacular Crash of '09

It was back in January that Flight 1549 ran into trouble no sooner had it taken off from JFK Airport in New York. Having struck a colossal number of birds, thus blocking all its engines, the stricken US Airways Airbus A320 didn't have enough time to return to JFK or reach neighbouring Newark Airport.

Instead, the pilot - Chesley Burnett Sullenberger III - undertook a crash landing on the surface of the Hudson river, to the west of Manhatten, and everyone survived.

Therefore our award goes to Captain Chesley Burnett Sullenberger III of US Airways, for a job very well done indeed!

Read the full post here.

Winner - Most Unfortunate Destination of '09: Stagecoach Cambridgeshire

Winner - Most Annoying Sign of '09: Nottingham City Council.