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Hudson Landing (originally Hudson River Runway) is the fifth episode of the tenth season of Air Crash Investigation. The episode features US Airways flight 1549 and aired on 14 March 2011.

Plot Edit

US Airways Fligth 1549 crash landed in the Hudson River after being struck by birds just after taking off from LaGuardia Airport, New York. It was schedueled to stop in North Carolina, and continue on to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in SeaTac, Washington.

The bird strike occured northeast of the George Washington Bridge and resulted in losing thrust from both engines. 

The pilot was Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger. He is also a safety expert and glider pilot. The first officer was Jeffery B. Skiles, just out of training and with a fresh memory of all safety rules and regulations for flying the Airbus.

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Links == For More Info on this accident, you can watch the full Air Crash Investigations episode here, at:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCEePU3lxbI

Or watch real footage of the landing here:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9CZivaR0tU

Hudson plane

The passengers board the wings to avoid drowning.