A US Airways plane with 155 people on board went into a chilly Hudson River, apparently after striking at least one bird upon takeoff from New York’s LaGuardia Airport, according to officials and passengers.

No doubt you’ve heard of this. I was so into my WIP yesterday that I didn’t know until the hubby came home and told me. And then I had to go read about it. When I read that the captain came on the intercom and said, “We’re going down, brace for impact,” it made me cry. How terrifying must that have been for everyone?

Thank GOD they all survived, thank God the pilot was so well trained, and thank God it wasn’t any worse. I’m just amazed. Talk about the right man at the right time. He is truly a hero.

I already don’t care for flying, though I will still do it. But I wonder about people who are in accidents like this. When my car got hit in Hawaii, I was terrified to drive in traffic for the longest time. I can’t imagine what something like this must feel like. I’m just so happy it didn’t turn out the way these things usually do.