A few months ago flight 1549 ditched into the Hudson river in New York, after hitting a flock of birds soon after take off. It was one of those wonders of the YouTube and Twitter age, as passengers reported what was happening to them and CCTV that captured the footage was soon being broadcast on our TV screens and on the internet.
So this video shouldn’t come as much of a surprise – an engineer has pieced together masses of information about the aborted flight and put out this incredible video of what happened. It isn’t like in the movies and is all rather understated. But this is the wonder of tech, that such a video could be made at all.