Flight 1549: “Miracle on the Hudson”

A skilled US Airways pilot and fast-acting New York rescuers averted what looked like another tragedy playing out in view of New York skyscrapers.

Passenger John Howell of Charlotte said he was thinking of his family as he waited to be rescued. He could see lower Manhattan, where his brother died when the World Trade Center towers fell on 9-11.

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