4th anniversary of 'Miracle on the Hudson' - FOX 26 News | MyFoxHouston

4th anniversary of 'Miracle on the Hudson'

Posted: Updated:
US Airways flight 1549 floating on the Hudson River. (January 15, 2009) US Airways flight 1549 floating on the Hudson River. (January 15, 2009)
Retired pilot Capt. Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger Retired pilot Capt. Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

Tuesday marks four years since one of the most amazing moments in New York City history.

Pilot Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger safely landed US Airways flight 1549 on the frigid waters of the Hudson River after a flock of Canada geese flew into the engine disabling it.

The plane landed within minutes of taking off from LaGuardia Airport. It was supposed to fly to Charlotte, N.C.

All 150 passengers and five crew members aboard the plane managed to walk out onto the wings of the plane as rescue crews moved them to safety.

The splash down on the river was quickly dubbed the 'Miracle on the Hudson.'

Capt. Sullenberger, since retried, became an international hero.

  • Manhattan NewsManhattan NewsMore>>

  • Bratton: Islamic State group threat expanding

    Bratton: Islamic State group threat expanding

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 8:43 PM EDT2014-09-17 00:43:17 GMT
    New York City has entered a "new era" of potential terror threats as hostilities between the United States and extremists from the Islamic State group intensify, Police Commissioner William Bratton said Tuesday. Bratton told reporters that there is no current information pointing to a specific threat against the city.
    New York City has entered a "new era" of potential terror threats as hostilities between the United States and extremists from the Islamic State group intensify, Police Commissioner William Bratton said Tuesday. Bratton told reporters that there is no current information pointing to a specific threat against the city.
  • High-fiving strangers in NYC

    High-fiving strangers in NYC

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 6:01 PM EDT2014-09-16 22:01:29 GMT
    Looking for a taxi cab is a common sight in the city. For some people, an outstretched arm is usually the sign for hailing a cab. A few other folks see it as something else.Meet Meir Kalmanson. He sees a hand in the air as an opportunity to lighten up a person's serious or frantic state. Meir decided to high-five his way down Fifth Avenue. The video of his rebellion of social norms has gone viral.
    Looking for a taxi cab is a common sight in the city. For some people, an outstretched arm is usually the sign for hailing a cab. A few other folks see it as something else.Meet Meir Kalmanson. He sees a hand in the air as an opportunity to lighten up a person's serious or frantic state. Meir decided to high-five his way down Fifth Avenue. The video of his rebellion of social norms has gone viral.
  • Empire State Building Facebook review controversy

    Empire State Building Facebook review controversy

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-09-16 21:52:40 GMT
    When it comes to visiting New York City landmarks, half the fun is reviewing them afterward on social media sites like Facebook. But some folks say the Empire State Building is reporting their reviews as spam.
    When it comes to visiting New York City landmarks, half the fun is reviewing them afterward on social media sites like Facebook. But some folks say the Empire State Building is reporting their reviews as spam.
Powered by WorldNow

KRIV FOX 26
4261 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77027

Phone: (713) 479-2801
Fax: (713) 479-2859

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices