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(NEW YORK) — It’s been exactly six years since US Airways Flight 1549 made an emergency landing in New York’s Hudson River after the plane hit a flock of Canadian Geese and lost engine power.

In what’s been deemed the “Miracle on the Hudson,” Capt. Chesley Sully Sullenberger managed to land the aircraft safely on the river, saving the lives of the 155 passengers and crew members on board.

On Thursday, Sullenberger acknowledged the anniversary of the Jan. 15, 2009 incident, tweeting:


With passengers, crew, and responders, I share gratitude on this 6th Anniversary of #Flight1549. @ridetheferry @FDNY @NYPDNews @redcross

— Sully Sullenberger (@Captsully) January 15, 2015


The plane, an Airbus A320, is currently on display at the Carolinas Aviation Museum in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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