On Thursday 15th January 2009, 155 people on board US Airways flight 1549 faced their worst nightmare.
Just two minutes into the flight, a flock of birds struck the plane, taking out both engines. With no power, Captain Chesley Sullenberger decides he has only one realistic option: to guide his crippled plane away from crowded Manhattan and attempt the near impossible – to land in the Hudson River.
CHANNEL 4 / DISCOVERY CHANNEL
This is a fast turnaround documentary that tells the minute by minute story of that day through the compelling first hand testimonies of those who were there – from the crew, passengers, eyewitnesses.
The film also forensically unpacks how the plane managed to land so successfully on water. An airline flight simulator, CGI, and an experienced airline pilot help to recreate the fateful flight and explore how Captain ‘Sully’ Sullenberger managed to execute a textbook ditching and avert a catastrophe in the middle of New York City.
Marine Film Design on location in UK -to oversee the build of a section of the Hudson River and marine co ordinate all vessels including the aircraft for the documentary about Captain Tully and US Airways Flight 1549 The Miracle on the Hudson River.
Marine Film Design were in charge of all the production designed and oversaw all the marine elements of the shoot including the jumbo jet.
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