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US Airways plane lands in Hudson River

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Capt. Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger III kisses his wife, Lorrie, after she introduced him during Saturday’s celebration in Danville, Calif., where they live. He is the US Airways pilot who emergency-landed a passenger jet on New York’s Hudson River recently. Everyone on board survived. (Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times)
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Caden Banks, 4, enthusiastically waves an American flag. He was one of more than a thousand people gathered on the town green Saturday in Danville, alif. (Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times)
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A man holds a photograph of the Danville, Calif., hometown hero, US Airways Capt. Chesley Sullenberger(Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times)
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US Airways pilot Capt. Chesley Sullenberger, with his wife, Lorrie, left, is welcomed in Danville, Calif., on Saturday. (Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times)
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US Airways Capt. Chesley Sullenberger, center, his wife Lorrie, left, and Danville Mayor Newell Arnerich at Saturday’s celebration for the pilot. (Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times)
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More than a thousand people attended the ceremonies in Danville, Calif., on Saturday, honoring US Airways Capt. Chesley Sullenberger(Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times)
US Airways in Hudson River
In this photo taken by a passenger on a ferry, airline passengers escape the US Airways plane into the frigid waters of the Hudson River. All 155 people aboard were evacuated. (Janis Krums / Associated Press)
US Airways plane lands in Hudson River
New York City police officers get a look at the US Airways plane that went down Thursday in the Hudson River. (Seth Wenig / Associated Press)
US Airways plane lands in Hudson River
The US Airways Airbus 320 is towed and secured after it went down in the Hudson River. (Niklas Larsson / European Pressphoto Agency)
US Airways plane lands in Hudson River
The Airbus A320, built in 1999, is tethered to a pier on the tip of Lower Manhattan. (Seth Wenig / Associated Press)
US Airways plane lands in Hudson River
Emergency personnel gather near the US Airways airliner that went down in the Hudson River. Investigators brought in a crane and a barge today to help position the plane. (Seth Wenig / Associated Press)
US Airways plane lands in Hudson River
Part of the airliner is visible in the Hudson River. Investigators will try to bring the plane out of the water intact. (Emmanuel Dunand / AFP/Getty Images)
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The pilot of US Airways Flight 1549, Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger III, is praised for safely landing the plane in the Hudson River. Sullenberger has more than 40 years of flying experience, the last 29 as a captain with US Airways. (Safety Reliability Methods Inc. / Associated Press)
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Sandy List, left, gets a kiss from her husband, Nelson, after arriving in Charlotte, N.C., on a flight from New York. Several of List’s co-workers were on US Airways Flight 1549 that landed in the Hudson River earlier in the day. (Chuck Burton / Associated Press)
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Passengers from the US Airways plane crash sit on a bus, waiting to get back to LaGuardia Airport from a first aid center in Weehawken, N.J. (Stuart Ramson / Associated Press)
US Airways plane in the Hudson
A video frame grab image taken from WNBC-TV shows the downed US Airways aircraft. Flight 1549 was en route to Charlotte, N.C., when it lost power after takeoff from LaGuardia Airport just after 3 p.m. EST. (WNBC-TV via Associated Press)
US Airways plane in the Hudson
A survivor is loaded into an ambulance on the West Side Highway at 40th Street. (Jutine Lane / European Pressphoto Agency)
US Airways plane crash lands in Hudson
A passenger, right, is directed to a waiting ambulance after he was rescued from the site of the emergency landing. (Liz Schultz / Associated Press)
US Airways plane in the Hudson
A passenger is being escorted to safety by rescue workers, shown in a video frame grab from the AP Television News. (Associated Press)
US Airways plane crash lands in Hudson
A passenger is taken away from the site of the crash landing on the Hudson River. (Associated Press)
US Airways plane in the Hudson
The tail of the US Airways plane floats near the retaining wall after making an emergency landing in the Hudson River. (Julian Ungano / Getty Images)
US Airways plane in the Hudson
The tail of the US Airways sticks out of the Hudson River as night approaches in New York. (Emmanuel Dunand / AFP / Getty Images)
US Airways plane in the Hudson
The Airbus 320 floats in the waters of the Hudson River in New York. (Edouard H. R. Gluck / Associated Press)
US Airways plane in the Hudson
Rescue crews surround the US Airways plane. (Edouard H. R. Gluck / Associated Press)
US Airways plane in the Hudson
A rescue worker watches as the US Airways plane floats in the Hudson River. All 155 passengers and crew are safe. (Neilson Barnard / Getty Images)
US Airways plane in the Hudson
Rescue crews work on the US Airways plane, whose tail sticks out of the Hudson River. (Emmanuel Dunand / AFP / Getty Images)
US Airways plane crashes in Hudson
A survivor of the US Airways plane crash is taken to the hospital. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
US Airways plane crashes in Hudson
Rescue and salvage crafts surround an Airbus 320 aircraft that went down in the Hudson River in New York(Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
US Airways plane crashes in Hudson
Ferry boats surround US Airways Flight 1549, which went down in the Hudson River in New York off Midtown on the west side of Manhattan. (Bebeto Matthews / Associated Press)
US Airways plane crashes in Hudson
Rescue workers assist passengers on the US Airways flight. (Justin Lane / EPA)
US Airways plane crashes in Hudson
Passengers in an inflatable raft move away from the downed plane. “My understanding is that everybody is alive, but don’t I know if there are any serious injuries or not,” said Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Laura Brown. (Bebeto Matthews / Associated Press)
US Airways plane crashes in Hudson
Onlookers line the hillside as rescue workers surround US Airways Flight 1549 as the plane slowly sinks into the freezing waters of the Hudson River off Manhattan(Justin Lane / EPA)
US Airways plane crashes in Hudson
Rescue boats float around the US Airways plane. (Chris McGrath / Getty Images)
US Airways plane crashes in Hudson
A New York City Fire Department boat pulls the partially submerged US Airways plane. (Mario Tama / Getty Images)
US Airways plane crashes in Hudson
The tail of US Airways Flight 1549 sits above the waters surface. (Bebeto Matthews / Associated Press)
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