THIS IS AN AMAZING ANIMATION
While several amateur animations are available on YouTube, these were made in flight simulators or Google Earth. You won’t find a better, more realistic, more compelling, or more accurate depiction of this extraordinary event anywhere else on the net.
US Airways flight 1549 made an emergency crash-landing into the Hudson River on Thursday, January 15, 2009. All 155 people on board were brought to safety. The miraculous landing took place after the plane struck at least one bird upon takeoff from New York’s LaGuardia Airport.
Watch the video to see for yourself what really happened: the take-off, flight-path and – crucially – the landing and rescue of passengers.
The event has been accurately reconstructed by Scene Systems Inc., 3D Legal Animators based in California, USA. Scene Systems turns complex scene data and expert testimony into powerful 3D animation that helps legal professionals prove their case in court.
The animation was produced at very short notice, immediately after the real-life event. This included data sourcing, analysis, modelling, animation, rendering and post-production. This was made possible due to our unique forensic animation engine capable of extremely efficient, high-quality animation production.