IMAO At least there wasn’t hardly any traffic and it only was a lightly populated area. A restart or other technical failure is a real risk as is demonstrated in this video.
There’s been an ignorant insane idiot that has been advocating such risky behavior (dead stick turn backs practice) over densely populated areas. The idiot claims that Captain Sully should have landed Flight 1549 at LGA. The idiot claims that Captain Sully doesn’t have dead stick training; yet Captain Sully has extensive airline experience as well as experience as a glider pilot. A glider pilot and a highly experienced major airline pilot that doesn’t have any dead stick landing training? Clearly insane.
I suggested that such dead stick practice should mostly be done on simulators and that some practices needed on real aircraft but it should be done only in lightly populated areas. He tried to take my words out of context and slander me.
One of the YouTube users claims he has been sending private messages trying to coerce other YouTube members to try to morally support a lawsuit against Captain Sully and the airline.
Apparently the troll is a failure as a pilot and something like a lawyers secretary and is trying to work with shysters to bilk Captain Sully and the airline industry. The troll is very abusive of any real pilot with any real safety training. He tried to intimidate me by saying he was a kick box expert and he challenged me to a fight; so he’s clearly mentally unstable. He called me a coward; I said if he so brave than he should give me is real full name, address to his permanent address, and pilot license number. Evidently he is a coward and deep down knows he’s wrong because he never gave me the info.
I think he is a coward because he’s willing to risk passengers and the public lives to try to land back like in the case of Flight 1549.
This video would have been much better if they pulled into a drive-thru and ordered a hamburger!
I remember during my Private Pilot Checkride, the check pilot simulated an engine failure on me immediately after a touch-and-go. When it happened, we weren't even 200 feet above the runway and I didn't know if were were going to land with usable runway left. It was pretty shocking, but sure enough I was able to set it down nice and gently. The most awkward part was letting ATC know we were at the very last exit (the beginning of the inverse runway?!
This landing, however, was a bit more impressive. Nice find!