What ever happened to the Miracle on the Hudson airplane? (15 photos)

As most of you know after the airplane was extracted from the Hudson, it was auctioned off in pieces...but how did they get this sucker out of the water? Photographer Stephen Mallon documented the whole process. Check out his website HERE for more amazing photo-journalism.

  • WinningChiver

    #6 Shit, I will think of this everytime I get on a flight now…….

    • equalizermax

      I hope my laptop still working there

    • Ned

      You'll think of how f*cking awesome your pilot might be?

  • nick

    I will take one airplane please 🙂

  • Kyle

    Your moms dildo has now arrived

    • Maynard B.

      You're a fucking wildman dude!

  • bless1


    • Mondooh

      Warm water suit FTW!!!

  • Wavien

    Why would someone want to buy an airplane that is not functioning anymore?

    • lal

      ur right! we should just take the spirit of st louis and just burn it since it doesnt fly anymore…idiot

      • Wavien

        The spirit of st louis? What the hell is that? Another superhero like Jesus?

      • DistractedIndividual

        I though that was Charles Lindbergh's plane….If you have to ask who he is, you do not deserve the answer.

        • dub

          Green Party 1988!

    • guest

      Salvage parts can and will be used in planes that are still in service…doesn't that make you feel safe?

      • Wavien

        If they work, they work. I'm safe enough thankyou

        • guest

          by that rational, a second hand condom will be "safe enough", but you probably wouldn't want to use it, just in case.

          • Wavien

            Are you aerophobic, or just completely retarded? It's nothing near the same.

            • guest

              neither…do you suffer from C.R.I.S.?

              • dub

                Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist?

                Oh god I hope that's not contagious!

                • guest

                  cranial rectal inversion syndrome…I too hope it's not contagious

                  • JAFitC

                    No, but it is genetic.

                    • guest

                      phew! Here I thought I had some else wrong with me…I don't know what it would be called, but I'm sure it's hard to pronounce.

    • Maynard B.

      Maybe they'll put it in the Smithsonian along with all the X-planes.

    • Obvious Troll

      This is some epic trolling. I am jealous.

  • lolcat

    what boggles the mind is how intact that plane is after the fact, simply amazing #2

    • Maynard B.

      Credit to the flight crew's skill. Thats why everyone walked away.

    • Maynard B.

      Credit to the flight crew's skill. That is why everyone walked (or swam (brrr)) away.

    • mee

      Oh course its intact, it landed not crash landed.

      • dub

        Splash landed?

      • Ned

        Commercial planes dont "land" on a river.

  • Urban

    #10 Hmm. Something tells me they are going to refurbish this one and put it back in the air.

  • SumCat

    Another Charlie Widmore hoax.

  • nemesis

    #13 I love seeing pictures of people who look uncomfortable in their own skin. I'm talking to you, second-guy-from-the-left.

  • TJC

    Actually, the auction was pulled and the plane was donated (by Chartis, the insurance company) to the Carolinas Aviation Museum. The new exhibit is slated to open in 2012 on the 3rd anniversary of the ditching.

  • saltygary

    Was on a business trip 5 miles away. It was -20 that day. Just a complete miracle.

    • Johnny Two Toes

      According to Wunderground.com it was a low of 15 degrees and a high of 22 degrees.

      • Welde

        15 °F are the same -10 °C. He was 5 miles away. If it was windy at his location I think it could have felt like 20 below.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Holly-Sands/1666982036 Holly Sands

    But is it bad that I couldn't stop staring at the mans overly-hairy hand :s

    • Mondooh

      I could not stop looking at his pre historic dive rig

      • MX-D

        my thoughts exactly

  • MistressQZ

    The plane is an exhibit in a museum now.

  • Jedi

    Looks like man's work honey, please return to the kitchen

  • foster

    you idiot, the Germans dropped the A bombs on Japan!

    • sdfadfs

      I hope for the sake of the world that both u retards are lolling..

    • Wavien

      Germans didn't drop any A bombs at any time ever. The USA bombed Japan.. You're the idiot here….

      • iAm1-NAMI

        You are right the Germans used cruise missiles. The USA preferred a more polite, personal delivery out of respect of Japanese culture. The Nazi's were so rude!

  • Wavien

    History test? I think you're the one that needs luck on it. It was the Japanese who attacked Pearl Harbor, and not even from the air, but from sea.

    • dub

      Here's a good general rule to follow:

      Always assume people are being sarcastic when posting comments. It's hard to convey sarcasm in text, and then you look stupid.

      • SenorRock

        someone needs to invent a sarcasm font.

        • Trent

          It's widely known that putting + signs before and after your text means sarcasm.

          + your so smart +

          • Guest

            I guess they missed that memo…….i did too, for someone to know that, must be someone that spends wayyyyyy to much time on the comp

  • Quixote

    I'm getting cold just looking at it. #5

  • Tj Lojik

    #12 He cut off both wings with one axe…. BOSS!

  • Odd Man

    #14 Boy, it didn't take them long to get the airline's name off that sucker!

  • gaz

    who the F would buy bits of a crashed plain?

    • http://thechive.com/ mattythegooch

      who the fuck spells PLANE………..plain??

  • moeshere Foxdale

    Next week it's a aptment building on a hill…LOL

  • FuckOff

    #12 Have you ever been so mad, you single handedly chopped a plane to pieces?

    • Thor Mannion


  • http://thechive.com/ mattythegooch

    Hahaha!! Good call!

  • Michael

    I guess some guys were taking those vests home and wearing them to the clubs…

  • Captain Scarlet

    He found the bird that hit the engine – and is he mad !
    (it was supposed to be his day off)

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