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Logan Luther Mr. Wright Composition I 27 July 2017 Flight 1549 FLGIHT 1549 In 2009 Captain Sully took off flying a commercial airliner, flight 1549. Shortly after take-off Captain Sully noticed what looked like a large group of small dots and it wasn't until he got closer that he realized that they were large birds. In an interview, he states that the flock was so large it spanned across the entire view from left to right top to bottom and that they were too close to avoid. The inevitable happened. When the birds hit they went through the engines which completely damaged them to the point where they failed. Captain Sully said the noise when the aircraft was hit sounded like heavy rain or hail. Sully knew that the engines had failed when he started to slowly lose forward momentum. In the Unthinkable, Amanda Ripley, says that people will often freeze in such situations [Ripley 16]. "Freezing occurs when a person fails to act or respond appropriately in a certain situation." In a moment like this the average person might freeze up. But Captain Sully was completely calm and was able to function normally. It was because of
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