The pilot aboard U.S. Airways Flight 1549 came over the speaker system and told passengers "brace for impact." One passenger turned on his cell phone so his body could be found with its GPS tracking. Others reflected on their lives.
Survivors said it was about 20 seconds later when the plane struck the water of the Hudson River on Thursday afternoon.
Each of them lauded the heroics of the pilot, Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger III. Read full article »