The Federal Aviation Administration has released transcripts and audio clips of the Jan. 15 ditching of a passenger jet near Manhattan, in which pilot Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger struggles to control his doomed airliner.
FAA Releases Audio From US Airways Crash
Audio recordings between pilots and air traffic controllers, released by the FAA on Thursday, provide a glimpse into the minutes before and after US Airways Flight 1549 crash-landed into the Hudson River on Jan. 15. All 155 passengers and crew aboard the plane survived.
This video, provided by the Coast Guard, shows the plane making a water landing and passengers exiting out onto the wings. (No audio)
Just minutes after US Airways Flight 1549 landed in the Hudson River west of Manhattan, rescue boats made their way to the sinking airplane. All 155 passengers and crew survived.
The pilot of the US Airways flight that crashed into the Hudson River in New York on Thursday was a seasoned commercial airline and military pilot. Experts say his "textbook ditching" of the jet took his unique combination of extensive training and intuition.