Blog Entry

Carter watched the plane land in Hudson (UPDATE)

Posted on: January 16, 2009 10:24 am
Edited on: January 16, 2009 4:29 pm
 

You may have heard about an airplane that crash-landed in the Hudson River Thursday. Thanks to the US Airways pilot and the heroism of rescuers, all 155 people on board survived. The Nets' Vince Carter saw it all unfold from his high-rise apartment in Weehawken, N.J.

From the Newark Star-Ledger's Dave D'Alessandro (link courtesy of TrueHoop):

"I was just sitting there, looking out the window -- dead even where the plane hit," Carter said before tipoff against the Portland Trail Blazers Thursday night. "... I was just sitting in the bedroom, and ... I thought I was watching TV. It landed like it was a movie. It hit like nose first, and you could (hear) the impact. Couldn't believe it. Just couldn't believe it."

UPDATE: The Nets have invited the pilot who guided the plane into the water, Chesley B. Sullenberger III, and his co-pilot to the Nets-Celtics game Saturday at the Meadowlands, where they will be honored as heroes. "We would be thrilled to have them attend the game as our guests so they can receive the recognition they deserve," Nets spokesman Barry Baum said.

 

Comments

Since: Jan 14, 2009
Posted on: January 20, 2009 3:34 pm
 

Carter watched the plane land in Hudson (UPDATE)

As if being scared s---less wasn't enough, the plane captain has to go to a Nets game too @ the Meadowlands.  What else could he suffer?



Since: Dec 26, 2008
Posted on: January 17, 2009 11:51 pm
 

Carter watched the plane land in Hudson (UPDATE)

I wonder if saw anything interesting during the second half of todays game sitting on the bench the whole time?



Since: Mar 28, 2007
Posted on: January 17, 2009 11:29 pm
 

Carter watched the plane land in Hudson (UPDATE)

Strange...the actual footage that i saw the plane hit tail first, not nose first. Maybe Vince WAS watching a movie!



Since: Jan 6, 2007
Posted on: January 17, 2009 3:32 pm
 

Carter watched the plane land in Hudson (UPDATE)

too bad the flock of birds didnt fly into VC's bedroom and bring him down. Who cares that the crybaby saw a plane crash, most of us have been watching his career crash, too bad he might just walk away from it!



Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: January 17, 2009 11:12 am
 

Carter watched the plane land in Hudson (UPDATE)

Very Weak and just a space filler.




Since: Jan 17, 2009
Posted on: January 17, 2009 9:06 am
 

Carter watched the plane land in Hudson (UPDATE)

What Vinny saw isn't what I saw. Maybe that's how he sees the rim and the court. He was bad in Toronto and he continues to look foolish. Glad he's on another team.  Maybe he's lying because plane obviously didn't land as he said.



Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: January 17, 2009 7:33 am
 

Carter watched the plane land in Hudson (UPDATE)

Exactly, call me cynical but how do we know he saw it?  Because he said so?  And particularly when his account differs from what actually happened, you wonder if he has a good imagination or is looking for some attention.



Since: Oct 10, 2008
Posted on: January 17, 2009 4:13 am
 

Carter watched the plane land in Hudson (UPDATE)

This is newsworthy mainly because it's an eyewitness account. The fact that it's "Vinsanity" should not matter...

Sure, there was a million heads in the area at the time, but how many of them actually saw the miracle airbus landing take place?

Good for Tarheel great Vince Carter to at least come out and say he watched it all go down. Celebrity or not, when you see something like that happen- you tell it. Of course, he is probably one of the more highly-recognized witnesses, so that naturally gets coverage... 

Undoubtedly, that pilot is a true hero and should be dually recognized for his awesome life-saving maneuver, as everybody on that plane could have been toast...

      
;     &nbs
p;     &nb
sp;     &n
bsp;     &
nbsp;     
      
;     &nbs
p;     &nb
sp;     &n
bsp;     &
nbsp;     
      
;     &nbs
p;     &nb
sp;    

      
;     &nbs
p;     &nb
sp;     &n
bsp;     &
nbsp;     
      
;     &nbs
p;     &nb
sp;     &n
bsp;     &
nbsp;     
      
; "Vinsanity" is still kind of freaked out about the occurence...

 

 




Since: Nov 14, 2006
Posted on: January 16, 2009 9:59 pm
 

Carter watched the plane land in Hudson (UPDATE)

Couldn't agree more



Since: Oct 27, 2008
Posted on: January 16, 2009 8:07 pm
 

Carter watched the plane land in Hudson (UPDATE)

Somethings Up-

Thanks for the comment...I agree with you, but I would say football players are probably more reliant on sport as a livelyhood than basketball players.  Have you noticed what some of these former football player (or as I like to call them,  future convicts) have gotten into lately?  Being arrested for everything from rape to drug trafficing.

Cynical Fan-

Your comment about VC not livivng in Manhattan is a good point. However, those Luxury condos across the river are very expensive.  Some can go for $1million+ .  The view of the NYC skyline is tremendous as well.  Lte's face it...if you live in Manhattan on the west side along the river yhour looking at Jersey.....Not much to see.  It's probably cheeper to live and work in the same state as well.  Otherwise he would be paying taxes in 2 states.



The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of CBS Sports or CBSSports.com