NTSB: Pilot landed in Hudson to avoid catastrophe

(AP) - The pilot of a crippled US Airways jetliner madea split-second decision to put down in the Hudson River becausetrying to return to the

(AP) - The pilot of a crippled US Airways jetliner madea split-second decision to put down in the Hudson River becausetrying to return to the airport after birds knocked out bothengines could have led to a "catastrophic" crash in a populatedneighborhood, he told investigators Saturday.

Capt. Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger said that in the fewminutes he had to decide where to set down the...

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