By William Langewiesche

ISBN-10: 031265538X

ISBN-13: 9780312655389

ISBN-10: 0374157189

ISBN-13: 9780374157180

ISBN-10: 1400115469

ISBN-13: 9781400115464

On January 15, 2009, a US airlines Airbus A320 had simply taken off from LaGuardia Airport in ny whilst a flock of Canada ducks collided with it, destroying either one of its engines. Over the subsequent 3 mins, the plane's pilot, Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, controlled to float it to a secure touchdown within the Hudson River. It was once an speedy media sensation, the "Miracle at the Hudson," and Captain Sully was once the hero. yet how a lot of the luck of this dramatic touchdown can truly be credited to the genius of the pilot? To what quantity is the "miracle" at the Hudson the results of extraordinary—but now not well known, and on occasion rather controversial—advances in aviation and laptop know-how over the last twenty years?

In Fly through Wire, one in every of America's maximum reporters takes us on a wierd and unforeseen trip into the attention-grabbing international of complicated aviation. From the trying out laboratories the place engineers fight to construct a jet engine that could systematically face up to poultry assaults, in the course of the construction of the A320 in France, to the political and social forces that experience sought to lessen the impression of the progressive fly-by-wire know-how, William Langewiesche assembles the untold tales essential to really comprehend the

"miracle" at the Hudson, and makes us query our assumptions approximately humans in

modern aviation.

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