‘Miracle On The Hudson’ Remembered On 13th Anniversary – CBS New York

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Saturday marks 13 years since the “Miracle on the Hudson.”

Back on Jan. 15, 2009, Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger was flying a U.S. Airways jet that suffered damage after hitting a flock of birds.

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It happened moments after Flight 1549 took off from LaGuardia Airport.

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Sullenberger did what seemed to be impossible, and managed to safely land the plane in the Hudson River.

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One hundred and fifty five people were evacuated from the plane, and rescued by boat.

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