dimanche 21 février 2010

William Langewiesche on US Air 1549

US Airways Flight 1549: Anatomy of a Miracle | Style | Vanity Fair: Le début du reportage donne le ton:
On the afternoon of last January 15, a flock of Canada geese flew about 3,000 feet above the Bronx in a loose echelon formation, tending to their own business as usual, with nothing special in mind. Much about those particular geese will never be known—for instance, where they came from, and where they were headed, and why—but it is likely that they were large, well fed, and self-satisfied. Evidently they were also fairly dumb. Their stupidity cannot be held against them, since they were just birds, after all, but geese are said to be adaptive creatures, and it is hard not to think that they should have had better sense than to go wandering through New York City’s skies.

Un magnifique reportage de l'excellent Langewiesche, lecture essentielle pour les nerds d'aviation (comme moi).

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