8 Years Ago a US Airways A320 Ditched Into The Hudson

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Yesterday it has been 8 years that a US Airways Airbus A320 ditched into the Hudson river.

It is still described as the “Miracle on the Hudson” and according to aviation specialists it was “the most succesful ditching ever”.

Wikipedia: US Airways Flight 1549 was an Airbus A320-214 which, three minutes 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.

All 155 people aboard were rescued by nearby boats and there were few serious injuries.

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