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US Airways Flight 1549 - Tracked by The New York Times

US Airways Flight 1549 – Tracked by The New York Times

Yesterday afternoon, US Airways Flight 1549 crash landed in the Hudson River after bird strikes on both engines shortly following takeoff. The New York Times has a slick infographic/animation of the time line of events. If you want to get complete understanding of what happened, check it out:

Tracking US Airways Flight 1549 – New York Times

If a picture is worth a thousand words, what’s a 3d animation worth? At least an order of magnitude more, I’d wager. I spent about 1 minute reviewing this excellent piece of information design. I now have a far better understanding of the sequence of events, especially the time and space they occured in, than reading any thousand word story or viewing any photograph could have given me.

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