US Air 1549 Cockpit to Tower Recordings

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“Tower stop your departures we got an emergency returning.”

“Who is it?”

“It’s 1529. He ah bird strike. He lost all engines. He lost the thrust in the engines. He is returning immediately.

“Cactus 1529 which engines.”

“He lost thrust in both engines, he said.”

“Got it.”

“Cactus 1529 if we can get it to you, do you want to try to land on runway one three?”

“We’re unable. We may end up in the Hudson.”

Listen to the audio here. Read the transcript here. (via aviation junky Marc Ambinder)