They experienced a bit of turbulence along the way, but the passengers of US Airways flight 1549 have begun reaching their final destination. About 10 passengers arrived in Charlotte shortly after midnight, the Charlotte Observer reports, reporting a “raucous atmosphere” of celebration aboard the flight. Weren’t they afraid to fly so soon after their crash? “We fortified ourselves,” joked one passenger, referring to the drinks on the plane.
More passengers arrived on a 9am flight, and still more will be coming in throughout the day. But one of the men on the midnight flight said he couldn’t wait to get home and see his daughter. “When I get home, I want to take my nose and put it by her ear and feel her warm body and give her a nice kiss from daddy—because I’m alive.”