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Firetrucks point their water cannons skyward to welcome "Miracle on the Hudson" Flight 1549 as it finally arrives in Charlotte, NC, 2 1/2 years after departing New York City. The aircraft crashed beca

Firetrucks point their water cannons skyward to welcome "Miracle on the Hudson" Flight 1549 as it finally arrives in Charlotte, NC, 2 1/2 years after departing New York City. The aircraft crashed because birds were ingested into the engines.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2011
Date Uploaded: 10.2011
Photo Location: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Copyright: © Thomas Goedeke