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'Miracle On Hudson' Now an iPhone/iPod Touch App



Most of us reacted with a mixture of relief and awe when we first heard about Captain Chesley Sullenberger III's deft landing of the bird-stricken US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River on January 15, 2009. If you've ever wondered how you'd have fared in the pilot's seat that day, then check out the most recent iPhone/iPod touch app from Laminar Research, which, believe it or not, is the second game to tackle this event.

In 'Sully's Flight' ($0.99), you'll get a shot at the famous landing, flying the engine-less airliner by tilting your iPhone back and forth, no less. The game starts you on the runway at the LaGuardia airport, where you'll be able to take off, hit a flock of geese, lose power, and then try to land the hobbled Airbus 320 in the Hudson. The best (or most disturbing) part of the simulation is that 'Sully's Flight' uses the real air-traffic recording of the interaction between the on-board crew and ground control.

Is this game just another example of blatant situational exploitation? Absolutely. Are we going to get it? Probably. [From: TUAW]

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