Sheikh Ali was waiting at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport for Matt Kane, a co-worker aboard Flight 1549, and did not know why it was late.
So Mr. Ali sent an e-mail message from his BlackBerry: “Where are you?”
Mr. Kane’s five-word response told the whole story: “I landed in the Hudson.”--James Barron of The New York Times
Note he said in the Hudson and not on it. The whole story is quite remarkable. And it's always nice to hear some good news...
*One of my favorite lines in the movie National Treasure is when Nicholas Cage's character disappears into the Hudson River and someone asks agent Dawes if she has visual contact with the suspect and she simply replies, "Sir, it's the Hudson." Another news article reported that diving crews who are searching for the plane's two engines in order to determine what happened will actually have to search by hand, not by site. The engines are believed to be buried in deep sediment that is characteristic of the murky river.