Cause of Hudson plane crash confirmed

时间:2019-03-08 09:17:05166网络整理admin

MIGRATING Canada geese are to blame for the Hudson river plane crash in January, rather than a resident population. US Airways flight 1549 lost engine power over New York after hitting the birds, but pilot Chesley Sullenberger landed the aircraft safely on the water. Peter Marra and colleagues at the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center at the National Zoological Park in Washington DC studied hydrogen isotopes in the feathers removed from the jet’s engines. These showed that the geese came from Canada’s Labrador region (Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, DOI: