The other day we watched the movie Sully with my wife. First of all, it's a great movie, you should watch it, here is the trailer for you:
Warning: there are spoilers ahead from the movie, but if you know the original story from the news, then you won't hear anything that you didn't know before.
In the movie there is a pivotal moment as the air-traffic controller realizes that he lost US Airways Flight 1549 over the Hudson river. At first he does not want to believe what he hears as captain Chesley Sullenberger says "Can't do it, we're gonna be in the Hudson" before the radio goes silent. Given the horrible track record of jets breaking to smithereens during a water landing, he assumed that the 155 souls he lost are now heading towards imminent death.
After leaving the theatre we discussed this scene at length with my wife. Here is the essence of where the discussion was heading: