US Airways Flight 1549 - Camera, don't fail me now!

By
Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams, Princeton, NJ

WOW!  That's the only way to describe it!  I set out early this morning to put up open house signs, never knowing what I would witness on my drive back home!  Heading north on Rt. 130 in Hamilton, NJ (Mercer County), I noticed a lot of emergency vehicle lights coming toward me, slowly, in the southbound lanes.  I saw cars pulled over onto the shoulder of the road, but didn't think much about it, until I noticed, "It's a plane, it's a plane"!  I couldn't get my camera out in time to capture it, so now I had to think about how I could turn around and get in front of it.  The plane was accompanied by many State Police vehicles, road crew trucks, etc.  Signs had to be moved so that this "oversized load" could weave through the side streets to get to Rt. 195, which ultimately will go to Rt. 95  and head south to Charlotte, it's final destination (and, in fact, the destination that it was headed for on that fateful day that it ended up in the Hudson River. 

US Airways Flight 1549

As curious onlookers lined the streets with cameras, I did my best to get directly behind the entourage and managed to get 20 photos!  A few are posted here.  If you would like to see the rest, contact me!

WOW!  It's a day that you'll always remember where you were when you heard the news.  I was at home, getting ready to go to a real estate closing, when it came across the TV screen.  At that time the passengers had not been rescued, and I sat at the closing table wondering what was happening.  It was truly a miracle!

US Airways Flight 1549, Miracle on the Hudson

US Airways Flight 1549

Comments (13)

Shane Cook
My Home Group - Gilbert, AZ
Residential and Commercial Realtor

Wow, very cool pictures.

Jun 05, 2011 04:11 AM
John Michailidis
Real Property Management of Sarasota & Manatee - Sarasota, FL
Real Property Management of Sarasota & M

Certainly an interesting rubber-necking opportunity -- one you don't expect to see everyday!

Jun 05, 2011 04:15 AM
Kathy Kenney
Keller Williams, Princeton, NJ - Robbinsville, NJ
Realtor - Princeton & Central NJ Homes for Sale

It was chilling!  So happy I had my camera with me!  Thanks for your comments!

Jun 05, 2011 04:58 AM
Barbara Hensley
RE/MAX Properties - Rockwall, TX
Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas

Kathy - cool photos and what an experience - not something we see everyday. 

Jun 05, 2011 11:24 AM
Kathy Kenney
Keller Williams, Princeton, NJ - Robbinsville, NJ
Realtor - Princeton & Central NJ Homes for Sale

Barbara, for sure!  It was a sight to behold!

 

Jun 05, 2011 01:01 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Now how cool would it have been had I seen it arrive here (Charlotte) at the US Airways hub today?!  What great photos--I can't believe it!  You were certainly in the right place at the right time, for SURE!

Jun 05, 2011 04:21 PM
Kathy Kenney
Keller Williams, Princeton, NJ - Robbinsville, NJ
Realtor - Princeton & Central NJ Homes for Sale

Debe, it's not arriving in Charlotte for a few days, so you still have a chance!  I just saw on the news where it got "stuck" yesterday in Moorestown, NJ and they had to remove light posts, street signs, etc.  I don't understand their route, I thought once they got on Rt. 195, they would head for 95 and south.  They're clearly taking the scenic route.  Hope you get to see it once it arrives!

Jun 06, 2011 12:14 AM
Connie Harvey
Pilkerton Realtors - Brentwood, TN
Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate

Kathy, how exciting to get to see it. We watched the entire rescue and were facinated with the entire story. Hope to go see the plane next time I'm in Charlotte. Great pictures!

Jun 26, 2011 04:36 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Good that you were in the right place with you camera. I have a feeling Debe will be showing us the next batch of photos.

Thanks for sharing.

Margaret

Oct 18, 2011 01:35 PM
Kathy Kenney
Keller Williams, Princeton, NJ - Robbinsville, NJ
Realtor - Princeton & Central NJ Homes for Sale

Thanks, Margaret!  I ALWAYS

Oct 18, 2011 01:53 PM
Kathy Kenney
Keller Williams, Princeton, NJ - Robbinsville, NJ
Realtor - Princeton & Central NJ Homes for Sale

As I started to say.............. I always have my camera with me, just glad it had a fully charged battery.   It was awesome.  Will have to plan a trip to Charlotte to see it in it's final resting place!

 

Oct 18, 2011 01:55 PM
Not a real person
San Diego, CA

Pretty cool!

Time to get back to work!

Dec 26, 2011 11:22 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Happy New Year!

Wildlife Tree at Longwood Gardens IMG_2514

 

Photograph by Roy Kelley.  Canon PowerShot G11 camera.

Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Dec 31, 2011 12:29 PM

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