NEW YORK (AP) — 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.
A celebration to mark the anniversary is being held Tuesday at the Carolinas Aviation Museum in Charlotte, where the plane is on display.
The Western Journal has not reviewed this Associated Press story prior to publication. Therefore, it may contain editorial bias or may in some other way not meet our normal editorial standards. It is provided to our readers as a service from The Western Journal.
Truth and Accuracy
We are committed to truth and accuracy in all of our journalism. Read our editorial standards.