'Miracle on the Hudson' 10 years later

Captain "Sully" Sullenberger and his survivors remember that fortuitous day and its lasting impact. ABC News' Kenneth Moton reports.
2:44 | 01/15/19

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You get a call like we did this afternoon and you immediately feared the worst good morning America's Robin Roberts called in there's a plane down in the Hudson River she reported. An airliner. US air flight. That was Charlie Gibson ten years ago today covering what is still considered one of the most amazing stories in aviation history a full flight landing safely on the Hudson River after losing all power everyone survived. And many of them say it changed their lives. Is there data goes. I the don't think about it now. Salute him. Never did I think I was gonna die absolutely. A decade after the miracle on the Hudson and those aboard flight 1549. Still remember every detail and were taken off and on contrary to newspaper all the sudden boom. I can hear people prayed and I could hear people. Pulling out their cellphones and calling home. There parked plane order from New York to Charlotte lost power to both engines after hitting a flock of geese that's a bad feeling when all of that thrust. Suddenly goes away. And it's just silent. If you're floating through the air all 100 PP three terrified passengers drifted downward for three and a half minutes hopelessly suspended between life and death. At that point I did feel. Certain column come over me at an acceptance. It will happen. Until the plane hit the Hudson River at 150 miles an hour slowed tilted to the left and finally stopped. And the first moment when everything stops in the noise ceases his. Lol wow. We're all still here. How about that I thought oh my gosh we survived a plane crash Dorgan and your own now. Miraculously every single person on board survived. I was on pins and needles for four. Terrifying hours until finally that evening still in the hospital thing about it waited I got the word that was official every one every count everyone was safe. Then only then could I. Feel the weight of the universe being lifted off my heart. Captain Sully Sullenberger who turned a river and to a runway telling ABC news and an exclusive interview that he believes the miracle on the Hudson. Was exactly what the world needed. I think some people have begun. To doubt human nature wondering if it was really about self interest finger he'd. And then along cutting this group of strangers who rose to the occasion and made sure that everyone survived and I think at a time when real leaders he gave us hope. Captain Sully retired now met him a few months ago he still led a going to charity event speaking engagements so aptly miracle. Another Laney says it doesn't get any better than to have Tom Hanks portray you cannot be critical.

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