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Thursday, February 5, 2009

Mercy On the Hudson

You've probably heard about the crash landing of Flight 1549 in the Hudson River on Jan. 15, 2009. No one was seriously injured, except a man with two broken legs. Politicians and news anchors named it the "Miracle on the Hudson." In the history of aviation no jet airliner had ever made an emergency landing on water without casualties. Here's the backstory of the Divine Mercy shown by God that fateful, wintry New York day. Besure and click over & read it all, it is a wonderful and inspiring story.

From The Divine Mercy.org

QUOTE "I got into a cab and went to the airport," he said. "My flight was delayed about 15 minutes, so I sat there and started reading Vinny's book. I was really taken by it. I boarded the plane and continued to read. Just as we were rolling out for takeoff, I put the book away and closed my eyes and began to reflect on what I had been reading. Then, I heard the impact, then the explosion, and the plane shook violently. I was sitting in seat 16A, which is behind the wing. I could see smoke coming out of the left engine. You could smell the jet fuel."As soon as Fred, a private pilot, realized the second engine was also not functioning, he became tense, like everyone else around him.He heard some cries from the cabin. "Some of us looked at each other," he said. "There was nothing to be said. I knew that the only thing I could do was pray." UNQUOTE
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