US Airways Flight 1549 was an Airbus A320-214 scheduled domestic commercial passenger flight from LaGuardia Airport in New York City that struck a flock of Canada Geese during its initial climb out, lost engine power, and ditched in the Hudson River off midtown Manhattan with no loss of life. The plane was piloted by Sully Sullenberger. Having twice walked the length of the cabin to confirm that no one remained inside after the plane had been evacuated, Sullenberger was the last person to leave the aircraft. The flight like that of Apollo 13 is one of aviations most successful failures
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