I’ve just been watching the coverage of a US Airways commercial jet floating in the Hudson.
One of the passengers called in to NBC’s TV studios. As they talked to him you could hear, in his voice, the realization of what just happened, sinking in (if you’ll pardon the phrase). He started off all excited and ‘woo-hoo’ and within a minute or so, he was shaking and cracking up and babbling.
So far it seems like everyone got out. I think the pilots and crew are in for a lot of TV air-time, and maybe a medal or two.