Any landing you walk away from is a good one. Check out this animation showing the Hudson River landing:
That's an interesting perspective about the unusual deck angle required for this type of landing. Not being a pilot myself, just the thought of the pilots not being able to see the water had to test every skill of both the Pilot and the Co-Pilot. The animation in the video in sync with the tower shows us how quickly the decisions were made. It appears there was a zero margin of error. The images of the passengers standing on the wing on frigid waters still amazes me that everyone survived this landing.flint350 said:The glide ratio of an Airbus is about 17:1 and the turns required and downwind landing would require pitch adjustments to keep a safe speed, resulting in an unusual deck angle and viewpoint for the pilot to judge touchdown.