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What Happened on January 15, 2009

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events


Historic CommunicationMiracle on the Hudson

Chesley Sullenberger lands US Airways Flight 1549 on the Hudson River shortly after takeoff from LaGuardia Airport in NYC. All passengers and crew members survive in what becomes known as the "Miracle on the Hudson"
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Passengers wait to be rescued on the wings of US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River
Passengers wait to be rescued on the wings of US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River