‘Miracle on the Hudson’ Remembered Five Years Later

Chris McGrath/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Five years ago on Wednesday, US Airways Flight 1549 had to make an emergency landing in New York's Hudson River after the plane hit a flock of Canadian Geese and lost engine power.

In what's been deemed the "Miracle on the Hudson," Capt. Chesley Sully Sullenberger managed to land the aircraft safely on the river, saving the lives of the 155 passengers and crew members on board.

On Wednesday, Sullenberger, along with co-pilot Jeff Skiles and the rest of the flight's crew and passengers, will gather in Hudson River Park to commemorate the anniversary in a "Toast to Life" ceremony, ABC News affiliate WABC-TV reports.

Ferry crews who helped fish them out of the water on Jan. 15, 2009, are also expected to join.

The plane, an Airbus A320, now sits in the Carolinas Aviation Museum in Charlotte, N.C.

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