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On Jan. 15, 2009, the crew of US Airways Flight 1549 experienced a never-in-a-lifetime event.
Just 98 seconds after takeoff, some Canada geese found their way into the airplane's two engines and brought them to a grinding halt. Over the next three and a half minutes, the crew managed to identify the problem, decide what to do about it, and execute what a former National Transportation Safety Board member called “the most successful ditching in aviation history.” How did the crew begin this historic performance? By uttering the same two words that most everyone comes up with in a moment of...
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‘Miracle' flight survivors mark decade of thankfulness

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By DEEPTI HAJELA
NEW YORK - It's been 10 years, but there isn't anything Tripp Harris doesn't remember about the cold January day he cheated death on US Airways flight 1549.
The jolt when the plane collided with a flock of geese and the engines stopped moments after takeoff from New York City's LaGuardia Airport. The smoke filling the cabin. The electric, burning smell. The panic from the people around him. The calm, steady tone of Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger telling everyone to brace for impact as he steered the Airbus A320-214 into the frigid waters of the Hudson River on Jan. 15...
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‘Miracle' flight survivors mark decade of thankfulness

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NEW YORK - It's been 10 years since US Airways flight 1549 landed on the Hudson River after colliding with a flock of geese just after takeoff.
All 155 people on board survived the Jan. 15, 2009, incident, which became known as the “Miracle on the Hudson.”
Survivors say that day changed their lives.
Some moved or switched jobs, but others have experience more intangible shifts, like feeling more gratitude and appreciation for the things they haven't missed out on.
The flight took off from LaGuardia Airport and was headed to Charlotte, North Carolina, when the birds hit the engines.
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