The passengers of Flight 1549 were soaked and freezing, but they were also alive. “We had a miracle on 34th Street. I believe now we have had a miracle on the Hudson,” Gov. David Paterson said.
With both engines out, a cool-headed pilot maneuvered his crowded jetliner over New York City and ditched it in the frigid Hudson River on Thursday, and all 155 on board were pulled to safety as the plane slowly sank.