NEW YORK (AP) — The pilots and passengers who were on a plane that made an extraordinary landing on the Hudson River are marking the fifth anniversary of that day.
Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger III, first officer Jeff Skiles and some passengers who were on US Airways flight 1549 took a ferry ride Wednesday to the area of the river where they were rescued. They were joined by some of the ferry crews who pulled them from the icy cold waters on Jan. 15, 2009.
The flight had just taken off from LaGuardia airport when a flock of geese disabled the engines. Sullenberger safely glided to a water landing. All 155 passengers and crew members were rescued in what became known as the “miracle on the Hudson.”