"She was nails," Campbell said of one of the flight attendants. "She was courageous, she was direct, she didn't hesitate to say 'Turn around, you have to go to the front,' she waited until all of us had gone to the front. She was heroic."
Sullenberger also praised response teams in New York, including four ferries that arrived on the scene within eight minutes. "As soon as I left the airplane, there were boats already around us beginning the rescue," he said.
On Jan. 18, crews raised the wreckage from the river and moved the plane to New Jersey for examination. The left engine was later recovered from the Hudson Jan. 23.
ABC News' Matt Hosford and Olivia Hallihan contributed to this report.