Something worth watching: Flight 1549 3D accident reconstruction

Nov. 11, 2009
http://www.exosphere3d.com/pubwww/pages/project_gallery/cactus_1549_hudson_river.html The NTSB released the public docket for Flight 1549 on June 9, 2009. The docket contains a wealth of information that can be utilized in a full 3D reconstruction of ...
http://www.exosphere3d.com/pubwww/pages/project_gallery/cactus_1549_hudson_river.html

The NTSB released the public docket for Flight 1549 on June 9, 2009. The docket contains a wealth of information that can be utilized in a full 3D reconstruction of the accident. K3 Resources, a Denver-based company that specializes in technical animation and accident reconstruction, did this video as a marketing project but reportedly got engrossed in the whole effort and invested some 200 hours in it. They say, "Integrating all spatial and temporal data allows us to approach this accident from a never-before-seen perspective." That's for sure. The video is a bit over seven minutes and spans the entire flight time of Flight 1549. There are also numerous other resources on this page, including radar images on which you can make out the bird clusters.

Well worth watching.

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Lee Teschler | Editor

Leland was Editor-in-Chief of Machine Design. He has 34 years of Service and holds a B.S. Engineering from the University of Michigan, a B.S. Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan;, and a MBA from Cleveland State University. Prior to joining Penton, Lee worked as a Communications design engineer for the U.S. Government.

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