It was 1965 at SFO.vortilon, also, how old are those stories/pictures? It's not like they could get the hubbub today, since it looks like that stuff happened in the 60s, and I doubt they could have gotten any press back then, because the news organizations weren't so big and the culture was significantly different (less alarmist for sure). It also helped that this emergency happened right in the middle of NYC, one of the most populace centers in the world.
All that fuel volume does float and a pressurized fuselage can stand a bit of water if the doors aren't swallowing water right?It was 1965 at SFO.
Sully did a great job as well as the rest of his crew. I was amazed at how long that airplane floated. An all metal aircraft would have been a submarine in short order.