An email to 2UE’s John Kerr
Good morning John,
I just heard you mention that it's two years since US Airways Flight 1549 landed in the Hudson River. That time really has gone quickly. That was a truly amazing bit of flying by Captain Chesley Sullenberger and his crew, and it was wonderful to be able to hear a good news story about a plane's unplanned return to earth. It is rare that an unexpected landing like that turns out so well, and it's a real credit to the Captain and his crew. Do you think that, in years to come, that landing may come up as a question in TV Quiz Shows?
I remember where I was when the news of that started to come through on the radio. I was driving back to Canberra on the morning of the 16th, which was of course the afternoon of the 15th in New York. It's funny how there are some news events where your exact location and what you were doing at the time can stick in your mind so vividly. I find something similar with talk radio in that I will often remember what I was doing or where I was when a particular discussion was happening. For example, I remember being on a dirt road just outside Canberra one morning when Mike Jeffreys interviewed Doctor Harry Cooper.
Also I would like to thank you John for playing Simon And Garfunkel's "Baby Driver". That's a wonderful song and, like you, I hadn't heard it for ages. Many thanks indeed!
Have a wonderful day!