Transit 'Miracle on the Hudson' photos: A look back at 'Sully' Sullenberger's water landing Print Share fbShare Tweet Email It was a miracle on the Hudson: Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger saved 155 people on Jan. 15, 2009, when he landed US Airways Flight 1549 on the river after a flock of geese struck the engines. Scroll through for a look back at the historic day. Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.