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US Airways Flight 1549 (N106US) after crashing into the Hudson River Image

Jan 15, 2009 to Present

Hudson River, New York, U.S.

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US Airways Flight 1549: Sully

US Airways Flight 1549 was an Airbus A320 which, in the climbout after takeoff from New York City's LaGuardia Airport on January 15, 2009, struck a flock of Canada geese just northeast of the George Washington Bridge and consequently lost all engine power. Unable to reach any airport, pilots Chesley Sullenberger and Jeffrey Skiles glided the plane to a ditching in the Hudson River off Midtown Manhattan.[4] All 155 people aboard were rescued by nearby boats, and there were few serious injuries.


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