One of the survivors of the “Miracle on the Hudson” emergency plane landing met with some of his rescuers and caretakers to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the landing. Dave Sanderson became emotional when he saw the first responders. He came back to the Hudson River to thank them 10 years to the hour when US Airways Flight 1549 was forced to land in the icy river.“I was in seat 15A. I was four rows behind the left wing,” says Sanderson.
Sanderson was one of 155 people on board the flight that was forced to land due to a bird strike. The birds caused both of the jet’s engines to fail. All of the passengers survived the landing, in large part due to the actions of Captain “Sully” Sullenberger and his crew. (Additional stories include: WNBC 4, The Record, NJ.com/Jersey Journal, PBS in Charlotte, and WNBC New York.)