There's a Wisconsin connection, to Thursday's dramatic ditching of a jetliner in New York's Hudson River. The copilot of U.S. Airways Flight 1549 was Jeffrey Skiles of Oregon.
Barbara Skiles had no idea the plane her husband was co-piloting had crashed until the phone rang at the couple's Dane County home. It was her husband, with a brief message. "They'd had to ditch the plane in the river, but he was okay." As the dramatic rescue unfolded, Skiles says she was in shock. "They just feel very lucky that they were where the were," Skiles says of her husband and his crewmates on the Airbus 320. "To have the river there was probably the best place that it could have happened."
There's one other Wisconsin connection to the crash and rescue, but this one's a bit of a reach. The captain of a New York Waterway Ferry that sped to the scene and removed passengers is named Vince Lombardi.