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5 Year Anniversary of "Miracle on the Hudson"

 
5 Year Anniversary of
Posted January 15th, 2014 @ 6:33pm by KFBK News

Wednesday is the fifth anniversary of the "Miracle on the Hudson."

Captain Chesley Sullenberger saved 155 people by landing US Airways Flight 1549 safely on the Hudson River after geese jammed the plane's engines as he took off from New York's LaGuardia Airport.

"We're gonna be in the Hudson."

Those were the captain's final words before diverting the jet to the river after determining he couldn't make it to Teterboro Airport in New Jersey.  The "Hero of the Hudson" has said the bird strike and the river landing were the most harrowing moments of his life.

You would never know it because Sullenberger was so calm and collected under pressure.  The 62-year-old Sullenberger is now a best-selling author and an advocate for air safety.  Today, crew members and Flight 1549 passengers plan to gather an undisclosed location to commemorate their safe landing and great fortune.

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