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The National Transportation Safety Board continues its investigation to determine what caused both engines to fail on the Airbus 320.
Passengers like Andrew Gray thought the worst when the plane started going down after leaving La Guardia. "Immediately all these thoughts started going through your head hey is it really going to end like this already, we kind of looked at each other, my fiancée was crying and I just took her by the hand and kissed her and said I love you and just started praying," said Gray.
James Hands was in the back of the plane, after it crashed he found himself in a struggle for survival. "Just in the 10 or 15 seconds I was in the back area there, the water went from waist high to neck high obviously that was very worrisome I thought I might drown," said Hands.
New video shows Flight 1549 moments after U.S. Air Pilot 57 year old Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger reported a bird strike and catastrophic engine failure.
As the plane headed for the Hudson River, Mike Barnhardt's wife called him in North Carolina because she thought she was going to die.
"She called and said we're going down this is it; tell the kids I love them. I love you. I love you," said Barnhardt.
The North Carolinian was incredibly relieved when his wife called back to tell him she survived.
Captain Sullengerger landed the plane safely on water and saved 155 lives. His wife Lorrie Sullenberger is very proud of the former Air Force Pilot.
"He's feeling better today. He's a pilot he's very controlled and very professional. We actually haven't talked a lot, but, we're very proud of him," said Sullenberger.
The National Transportation is using Sonar to search the Hudson River Bottom for the two engines that ripped from the Airbus 320 on impact. The plane has been towed to a Manhattan Pier and is going to be lifted out of the water.
Aviation investigators hope to remove the flight data recorders and the cockpit voice recorder out of the plane. Officials will also interview both pilots Jeff Skiles and Captain Sullenberger.