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Why it's so hard for planes to land on water

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When US Airways Flight 1549 landed in the Hudson river, all 150 passengers survived and the event was dubbed the Miracle On The Hudson.
But despite that success, landing a plane on the water, known as "ditching," can be extremely dangerous.
This controlled, emergency-landing procedure is very rare, especially on commercial flights.
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Narrator: On January 15, 2009, US Airways Flight 1549 flew into a flock of Canadian geese shortly after taking off from New York's LaGuardia Airport. The plane lost all...
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