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8. On Jan. 15, 2009, US Airways Flight 1549 piloted by Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger took off from LaGuardia airport in N.J. but soon crash landed in the Hudson River. No one died. In fact, a ferry arrived to rescue all passengers and crew within four minutes of the crash. What caused the crash?

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Pilot error


Heavy winds


Canada geese


A bomb on board

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