On this day, January 15th, 2009, US Airways Flight 1549 makes an emergency landing in the Hudson River. The pilot, Capt. Chelsea B. “Sully” Sullenberger, a former fighter pilot, made the miraculous landing after striking a flock of Canadian Geese shortly after takeoff from La Guardia Airport. With no other option after losing engine power he made the emergency landing in the river. Luckily, all 155 passengers and crew members were safely rescued. The entire crew was awarded with the Master’s Medal of the Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators.