Thursday, 5 May 2011

Ric Elias: "3 things I learned while my plane crashed"

This five-minute talk is about regrets and living life to the full.

Ric Elias had a front-row seat on Flight 1549, the plane that crash-landed in the Hudson River in New York in January 2009. What went through his mind as the doomed plane went down? At TED, he tells his story publicly for the first time.

Remember you can read the subtitles in English.

Also, on the right-hand upper corner it says "open interactive transcript" and you can click on any part of the text and listen to a specific bit of the speech again.

If you go to the TED's page, you might also like to read people's comments and reactions, feel free to leave your comments below as well. What do you think about what he says?

Happy listening!


Mireia said...

Wow, amazing testimony. I can't imagine how I would feel if something like this happens to me. I like that now he has a better relationship with his wife, and the fact that the only thing he thought about when he was near to death, was to see his children grow

Sònia Turmo said...

Yes, we should probably think about death more often than we do.
Carpe diem!

Nariman said...

That's a very exciting story! Who would have thought that one day you get on a plane and it crashes into a river. That is something to remember for a lifetime!