In 2009, a plane called US Airways Flight 1549 flew out of New York City. There were 155 people on the plane, including the pilots. But suddenly, the plane hit some birds and the engines stopped working. The pilots knew they had to land the plane, but they couldn’t make it to an airport.
So, the pilot decided to land the plane in the Hudson River. The passengers were scared, but the pilot and his team helped them get off the plane and onto nearby boats. Everyone was okay!
People called it the “Miracle on the Hudson” because everyone survived the crash. They said the pilot was very brave and did a great job. They made a movie about it, called “Sully.” Now, the story helps people understand how important it is to be safe when flying on a plane.