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January 29, 2009

Surviving Flight 1549

On Thursday January 15th, US Airways Flight 1549 crash-landed in the Hudson River. Screenwriter and passenger David Sontag was on board – although he hadn’t planned on being on that particular flight until hours before.

Sontag has flown around the world for years. He knows well the sounds and sights of a normal flight. But, on that fated afternoon, returning home from his brother's funeral, Sontag heard bangs, saw smoke, and then minutes later was soaked by the icy Hudson. Sontag talks with Dick Gordon about surviving the flight, and how he sees the experience through the eyes of a screenwriter.

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