What year did the plane land on the Hudson River?
Janis Krums' Twitter photo was one of the first images to appear after U.S. Airways flight 1549 landed in the Hudson River on January 15, 2009. CNN also received hundreds of images from the "Miracle on the Hudson" that day.
Chesley Burnett "Sully" Sullenberger III (born January 23, 1951) is a retired American airline captain celebrated for the January 15, 2009 water landing of US Airways Flight 1549 on the Hudson River off Manhattan after the plane was disabled by striking a flock of Canada geese immediately after takeoff; all 155 people
- The mean water elevation at Albany is 2 feet above sea level, and the average range in tide is about 4 feet. The lower Hudson river is maintained at a depth of at least 32 feet for commercial traffic from the Port of Albany to New York City, but is as deep as 200 feet in places.
- On October 15, filming started in Atlanta, where a building in downtown Atlanta was transformed into a NYC hotel. Most of the film's budget was spent in Los Angeles, where the crash sequence and water evacuation scenes were filmed at Warner Bros. Studios and Universal Studios.
- On January 15 2009, US Airways Flight 1549 took off from LaGuardia Airport in New York for Charlotte, North Carolina. In less than 20 minutes, the plane was “landed” on the Hudson river. The story is now told in Sully: Miracle on the Hudson and here is a breakdown of the flight from departure to landing.
He will officially retire at a private ceremony there with fellow pilots and other US Airways employees. Sullenberger, 59, joined US Airways' predecessor airline in 1980. Flight attendant Doreen Welsh, 59, who was on Flight 1549 when it landed in the Hudson, is also retiring.
- PCBs in fish and shellfish. PCBs, or polychlorinated biphenyls, are highly toxic industrial compounds. These chemicals can build up in the fatty tissues of fish and other animals, and in high concentrations pose serious health risks to people who frequently eat contaminated fish.
- PCBs have been used as coolants and lubricants in transformers, capacitors, and other electrical equipment because they don't burn easily and are good insulators. The manufacture of PCBs was stopped in the U.S. in 1977 because of evidence they build up in the environment and can cause harmful health effects.
- The most common endocrine disruptors
- PCBs and dioxins. Found in: Pesticides.
- Flame retardants. Found in: Plastics, paint, furniture, electronics, food.
- Dioxins. Found in: Meat.
- Phytoestrogens. Found in: Soy & other foods.
- Pesticides. Found in: Food, water, soil.
- Perfluorinated chemicals.
- BPA (bisphenol A)
Updated: 2nd October 2019