Miracle Landing on the Hudson

This Sunday, gain an exclusive look inside Captain Chesley Sullenberger’s incredible historic landing of US Airways Flight 1549 on the Hudson River. Through extraordinary first-person accounts, Miracle Landing on the Hudson reveals the raw, intense drama of what it was like to be inside the cabin during the emergency crash-landing, and tells a true story of heroism, inspiration, and of people who survived the unsurvivable.

In January 2009, US Airways Flight 1549 took off from New York’s LaGuardia Airport en route to Charlotte, North Carolina. Within minutes of take off a double bird strike destroyed both engines, forcing the crew to make the ultimate decision to pitch the Airbus A320 into the Hudson River.

Now, through exclusive interviews, it’s the passengers turn to tell their story. Startling new details from the men, women, and crew onboard reveal the intense experience that had only just begun when the engines gave out.

When the plane hit a flock of geese, Brad was sitting next to Shae Childers who asked him what was going on. "I looked out my left window and I saw sparks flying off the engine. And then it stopped suddenly. And then it got really quiet. You could have heard a pin drop. It was all in slow motion. You're saying to yourself, oh no, this is really happening I looked to her and said, 'I think you should pray.'" Photograph by RAW TV
Passenger Brad Wetzell
Photograph by RAW TV

“I looked out my left window and I,
I saw sparks flying off the engine.
Then it stopped suddenly.
And it got really quiet.
You could have heard a pin drop.
It was all in slow motion.”
—Brad Wentzell.

Using intimate and emotive interviews as well as large-scale dramatic reconstructions, Miracle Landing on the Hudson details the moments leading up to their departure and the minute by minute fight for survival. Explore the Miracle Landing Interactive from departure to rescue here. 

Don’t miss Miracle Landing on the Hudson inside look into the minds of 155 unexpected heroes and their amazing attempts to survive that ill-fated flight this SUNDAY at 9P.

Comments

  1. Jeff Weiler
    SLC, UT
    July 1, 2014, 6:10 pm

    I wish National Geographic would release ratings/viewership numbers for Miracle Landing on the Hudson and for other TV shows.