Dramatic Photos: Plane Lands in the Hudson

Dramatic Photos: A flock of Canada geese collided with US Airways Flight 1549 in January, killing the thrust in both engines and sending the plane into the Hudson River.

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A photo of the half-submerged plane snapped by an onlooker.
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New York City police officers look over part of the US Airways Airbus 320 that crashed into the Hudson River.
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From the deck of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Hayward, the engine of US Airlines Flight 1549 is examined after it was retrieved from the icy Hudson River.
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An engine from an Airbus 320 US Airways aircraft that spashed down into the Hudson River is recovered.
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U.S. Airways Flight 1549 sits on top of a barge in Jersey City, N.J. while undergoing an inspection by National Transportation Safety Board personnel.
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The wreckage of US Airways Flight 1549, an Airbus A320 that made an emergency landing in the Hudson River, is lifted from the water off lower Manhattan on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009.
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US Airways flight 1549 is loaded onto a barge and towed to a New Jersey marina for further examination by the NTSB.
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The badly damaged wing and engine of the US Airways Airbus A320 is inspected out of the water on a barge, Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009, in New York. Workers plan to remove the plane during the day to an undisclosed location.
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A firefighter investigates the damaged right engine of an Airbus A320 that made an emergency landing Thursday in the Hudson River, as the plane sits on a barge after being lifted out of the river in New York, Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009.
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With Jersey City in the background, a crippled US Airways Flight 1549 rests on a barge on the Hudson River. After being lifted from the water late Saturday night. The aircraft will be moved to an undisclosed location for inspection by National Transportation Safety Board investigators.
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Viewed from the New Jersey side of the Hudson River; workers examine the wreckage of US Airways Flight 1549 as it sits on a snow covered barge Sunday afternoon in lower Manhattan. The plane was lifted from the river by a giant crane late Saturday night.
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Another look at the remarkably intact plane as it is pulled out.
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Salvage crews used a big crane to lift the battle-scarred plane.
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Sullenberger had guided the Airbus A320 into the river on Thursday afternoon, saving the lives of all 155 people on board.
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An Airbus A320 US Airways aircraft that crashed into the Hudson River on Thursday and was towed to the west side of Manhattan for further inspection is shown Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009.
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Emergency personnel look over a submerged U.S. Airways plane that crashed into the Hudson River on Thursday and was towed to the Manhattan shoreline.
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Circled in white, to help locate the position of the airplane in the photograph, US Airways Flight 1549 descends on its way to an emergency ditching in the Hudson River Thursday afternoon.
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US Airways Flight 1549 can be seen splashing into the Hudson River Thursday afternoon in this dramatic photo taken with a cell phone camera from Henry Hudson Parkway in Manhattan.
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A US Airways jetliner is seen immediately after it crashed into the Hudson River Thursday.
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Airline passengers wait for rescue on the wings of a US Airways Airbus 320 jetliner that safely ditched in the frigid waters of the Hudson River.
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Sharon Eliasi was an eyewitness to the crash and shot this photo soon after the plane was ditched into the Hudson River.
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Airline passengers wait for rescue on the wings of a US Airways Airbus 320 jetliner that safely ditched in the frigid waters of the Hudson River.
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Ferry boats take on passengers from a downed US Airways plane that went down in the Hudson River Thursday afternoon.
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In this photo taken by a passenger on a ferry, airline passengers egress a US Airways Airbus 320 jetliner that safely ditched in the frigid waters of the Hudson River after a flock of birds knocked out both its engines.
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Passengers in an inflatable raft move away from an Airbus 320 US Airways aircraft that went down in the Hudson River in New York.
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Passengers in an inflatable raft move away from an Airbus 320 US Airways.
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Ferry passenger Ted Park shot this photo at the time of the rescue operation on the Hudson River.
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An Airbus 320 U.S. Airways aircraft that went down in the Hudson River is seen in New York, Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009.
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A survivor from a US Airways plane that crashed into the Hudson River looks on as he is draped in an American Red Cross blanket.
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US Airways Flight 1549 descends on its way to an emergency ditching in the Hudson River on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009. The Airbus A320 bound for Charlotte, N.C., struck a flock of birds just after takeoff minutes earlier at LaGuardia Airport.
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A crew member of U.S. Air flight 1549 is carried out on a stretcher from a Hudson River terminal January 14, 2009 in New York City.
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A passenger is taken to a ambulance after being rescued from the Hudson River.
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A passenger is taken to a ambulance after being rescued from the Hudson River.
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A passenger of US Airways flight 1549 is moved from a Hudson River terminal January 15, 2009 in New York City. The Airbus 320 craft crashed shortly after take-off from LaGuardia Airport.
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Survivors of the US Airways plane crash in the Hudson River wait for a bus to take them from a First Aid center in Weehawken, N.J. back to La Guardia Airport.
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Josh Peltz, of Charlotte, N.C., left, and another unidentified survivor of the US Airways plane crash in the Hudson River, wait for a bus to take them from a First Aid center.
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A passenger is taken to a ambulance after being rescued from the Hudson River.
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Jeff Kolodjay talks on a cell phone after being rescued from a US Airways Airbus 320 that ditched in the Hudson River off New York City,
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An Airbus 320 US Airways aircraft went down in the Hudson River.
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Authorities arrive on the scene of an Airbus 320 US Airways aircraft that went down in the Hudson River in New York.
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The US Airways plane is guided down the Hudson River.
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Rescue boats swarm the Airbus 320 US Airways aircraft that went down in the Hudson River Thursday.
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Rescue workers assist a New York City Fire Department boat pulling the US Airways plane floating in the water after crashing into the Hudson River.
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An Airbus 320 US Airways aircraft that went down in the Hudson River.
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New York Gov. David A. Paterson with New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg at his side, speaks to members of the media at a press conference after US Airways flight 1549 crashed into the Hudson River.
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An Airbus 320 US Airways aircraft that went down in the Hudson River is seen in New York, Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009.
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Rescue workers watch as a US Airways plane floats in the water after crashing into the Hudson River.
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A US Airways plane rests against a retaining wall after the pilot ditched the disabled jetliner into the frigid Hudson River in New York.
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A wing and the tail section of U.S. Airways flight 1549 sticks out of the Hudson River near Battery Park City, where it was tied after it crashed in the river January 15, 2009 in New York City.
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Floatation devices from a US Airways flight that crashed into the Hudson River wash up against a pier on the west side of Manhattan, New York.
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US Airways flight 1549 is encircled by NY Ferries five minutes after crash landing inrto the Hudson River.
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The NY Waterway ferry terminal in Weehawken, N.J., remains closed hours after a U.S. Air jet crash landed in the Hudson River Thursday.
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Sheikh Ali phones his family from the baggage claim area at Charlotte/Douglas International Airport. Ali's friend was on board US Airways flight 1549 that went down into the Hudson River in New York City.
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An unidentiffied user submitted this photo to NBC New York showing the plane floating in the Hudson River.
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US Airways pilot Chelsey B. Sullenberger III was the pilot of US Airways Flight 1549, which crash landed in the Hudson River in New York Thursday,
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Sandy List, left, gets a kiss from her husband Nelson, right, after arriving in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009 on a flight from New York. Several of List's co-workers were on US Airways flight 1459 that crashed into the Hudson River.
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Dave Sanderson of Charlotte, N.C. is shown in a hospital bed of Palisades Medical Center in North Bergen, N.J. Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009.
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Emergency personnel stand near a part of an airplane sticking out of the water that crashed into the Hudson River on Thursday in New York, Friday, Jan. 16, 2009.
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People look on as the wreckage of a of US Airways jetliner flight 1549 floats in the Hudson River as investigators hope to pull the craft from the river to investigate the crash.
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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (L) speaks as CEO of US Airways, Doug Parker (R) looks on during a press conference to honor civilians and first responders to yesterday's plane crash.
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People exit the arrivals area of Charlotte-Douglas International Airport. US Airways flight 1549 crashed into the Hudson River in New York City shortly after take-off from LaGuardia Airport on its way to Charlotte.
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A Port Authority police officer carries pieces of the US Air jet that crash landed Thursday in the Hudson River from the NY Waterway ferry terminal.
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New York Waterway captain Vincent Lombardi, first on the scene of the accident, exits a press conference honoring civilians and first responders to Thursday's plane crash into the Hudson River.
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Joe Sedor, an investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) looks down during a news conference on the crash of the US Airways flight 1549 in the Hudson River.
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US Airways pilot Chelsey B. Sullenberger III speaks at a celebration in his honor in Danville, California. Captain Sullenberger, who has been hailed as a hero, was honored for guiding his crippled airliner to safe landing in the Hudson River.
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The US Airways plane makes it way through the streets of East Rutherford on the way to futher inspection by the NTSB.
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