Wed, May 20, 2009
Of Course, We're Pretty Sure That Other Things Took
Finally...much of the public attention surrounding January's
Miracle on the Hudson has passed, but a very significant loose end
is just now being wrapped up. The passengers of US Airways Flight
1549 are finally getting their personal stuff back.
The New York Times reports their doorbells have been ringing,
and items from both carry-on and checked bags, packed in fabric
softener sheets, are being returned. Investigators needed to dry
out all the belongings saturated during the ditching, so that the
plane's original weight and balance numbers could be
That drying out took four months.
One item returned to passenger Tracey Wolsko is particularly
poignant. It's an Our Lady of Lourdes medallion her husband bought
for her at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Still nestled inside its
black velvet bag, the medallion's inscription reads: "Protect my
And here, all this time, we were crediting Sully.
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