miracle on the Hudson

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A US Airways jetliner with 155 people aboard lost power in both engines, possibly from striking birds, after taking off from La Guardia Airport on Thursday afternoon. The pilot ditched in the icy Hudson River and all on board were rescued by a flotilla of converging ferries and emergency boats, the authorities said.

What might have been a catastrophe in New York — one that evoked the feel if not the scale of the Sept. 11 attack — was averted by a pilot’s quick thinking and deft maneuvers, and by the nearness of rescue boats, a combination that witnesses and officials called miraculous.


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My husband turned on the tv just as this was hitting the news...You know what, we needed something to smile about and perhaps a hero and the pilot and crew gave us just that..What they did was great and to have no deaths is greater and it really renews our faith in this world and maybe flying too...


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This pilot really is wonderful for all he did.....What a blessing to all the passengers to have had him behind the wheel...BROVO to him

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