Call this post a quick story in the wee hours using twelve fotos or less. Thomas of Weeks Marine stands by the crane barge,
crane lowers slings over aircraft,
and Alexandria Weeks arrives with receiving barge amidst a plethora of emergency vessels.
At 1030ish, the deck barge stands by as the fuselage emerges, and
a half hour later more fuselage emerges as starboard wing snaps free of the esplanade.
Crane barge moves slightly west,
and Virginia Weeks makes up to the barge in place of Alexandria.
Crane raises the aircraft, and
Virginia slides the barge underneath.
Plenty of space remains on the barge. Notice all three Weeks tugs on the shot below.
With the aircraft securely cradled on the barge, it gets unslung, and
teams of investigators move in. What is the sheeting hanging from the aft end of the plane?
Many thanks to Lee, family, and friends for my vantage point. Now, notice the starboard engine. That leaves only one to recover from the Hudson.
All fotos by Will Van Dorp, and possibly more fotos later.