Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger always assured his wife, Lorrie, that "the most dangerous part of [his] trip [was] driving to the airport." Fortunately, that maxim proves to be true most of the time, but, on January 15th, 2009, it was seriously tested. What was supposed to be a routine flight from LaGuardia Airport to Charlotte, North Carolina became the ultimate challenge of a lifetime, when a goose got caught in the US Aircraft upon take-off.
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