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New York City Marks 12 Years Since 'Miracle On The Hudson' Plane Landing

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- Friday marks 12 years since the so-called "Miracle on the Hudson."

On Jan. 15, 2009, U.S. Airways Flight 1549 took off from LaGuardia Airport on its way to North Carolina.

When a flock of geese disabled the engines, Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger had to choose between trying to reach an airport or attempting a daring water landing.

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He chose the water and safely glided the plane into the river.

All 155 crew members and passengers were rescued.


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