Legendary pilot, Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, is celebrating the 10th anniversary of his miracle landing by asking people to share their own #MiracleMoment.
Ten years ago, US Airways Flight 1549 took off from LaGuardia Airport and mere moments later the aircraft collided with a group of birds causing the engines to fail.
Captain Sully did not feel as though the aircraft could make it back to LaGuardia.
He was faced with the options of landing in a small, private airport in New Jersey or landing in the Hudson River.
Feeling as though the New Jersey airport was too far, Sully chose to land in the water.
The captain was able to successfully land the aircraft with no fatalities and only 5 serious injuries.
People called the incident the Miracle on the Hudson.
The flight was originally intended for Charlotte, North Carolina, and the aircraft is now on display at the Carolinas Aviation Museum in Charlotte.
To celebrate the decade anniversary of the miracle, Captain Sully asked Twitter to share their own #Miracle Moments.
We have heard from many people over the years who have found hope & inspiration in #Flight1549. @CAM_1549 is asking… https://t.co/SnHWogva8G— Sully Sullenberger (@Sully Sullenberger)1547515861.0
His tweet refers to the Carolinas Air Museum Twitter account which went on to ask people for their #MiracleMoments on January 15th.
What's YOUR #MiracleMoment? Help us celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Flight 1549 and the national feeling of hope… https://t.co/5Uz3kafbaP— CarolinasAirMuseum (@CarolinasAirMuseum)1547584804.0
People everywhere are sharing their own life-altering moments to celebrate Sully's heroic landing.
@Captsully @CAM_1549 My dad was on the east coast for a business trip and had a heart attack. He just happened to b… https://t.co/YaNquJTeLB— Amanda 💜 (@Amanda 💜)1547601792.0
@Captsully @CAM_1549 My miracle moment was Dec 31st, 1995. My son, 2 mos old, contracted RSV & pneumonia around Xma… https://t.co/WxzHYUoNSx— Wear It Like A Diva (@Wear It Like A Diva)1547587877.0
Experienced Cardiac arrest 2.5 yrs ago - 60 minutes to revive me (had an encounter with past relatives). This was a… https://t.co/j2UP2nOD1T— Judy (@Judy)1547584892.0
Sharing my #MiracleMoment in honor of #MiracleOnTheHudson @CAM_1549 10 yrs ago at this exact time, they landed on t… https://t.co/O8D4iTZ69A— Robin Kanady (@Robin Kanady)1547584453.0
Thanks @CAM_1549 and @Captsully for the incredible 10th Anniversary celebration for #Flight1549 and reminding me to… https://t.co/VdBevDRMIh— David Coburn (@David Coburn)1547584746.0
@Captsully @arobach 01/15/09 exactly 15 days after I decided I was going to change my life and become a pilot. I wa… https://t.co/m9Zq6eOn57— Mike Webber (@Mike Webber)1547585821.0
Others took the opportunity to thank Sully, his flight crew and pilots everywhere.
My #MiracleMoment January 10, 2004. My hero pilot was my father. Our engine died while 6,000 feet in the air. We wa… https://t.co/eWgYhaI7CB— Chandi Brooks (@Chandi Brooks)1547584528.0
My #miraclemoment is every time my plane safely lands. Thank you to pilots, flight crew, FAA, TSA, mechanics, gate… https://t.co/3wMv4WSXGR— Penny Gralewski (@Penny Gralewski)1547585075.0
Not going 2 share where I was, etc. Going 2 say these 2 amazing guys wouldn’t have been in my wedding, and these 2… https://t.co/Z0YZ9lkOFJ— Tom Baron (@Tom Baron)1547584267.0
@Captsully I lived an entire lifetime in that 90+ seconds before we landed on the river. To all of the First respon… https://t.co/jIfDhGxtIg— Nick Gamache (@Nick Gamache)1547584269.0
In 2016, Sully's bravery was made into a film (Sully) starring Tom Hanks, directed by Clint Eastwood.