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The impact of the Flight 1549 crash hit home

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A US Airways flight headed to Charlotte crash landed in New York's Hudson River Thursday afternoon. All 155 passengers and crew survived with no serious injuries. The impact of Flight 1549 could be felt all the way back here in Wilmington. “I think a miracle has happened and the whole world witnessed that,” said ILM Director, Jon Rosborough. Rosborough could not believe the pilot was able to perform such a smooth landing on the Hudson River. But for those hoping to travel from LaGuardia to Wilmington on the last flight of the day, some two and a half hours later, the water landing meant some turbulence for their travel plans. “It's a pretty full flight coming in, and it has been delayed for obvious reasons,” described Rosborough. The eventual cancellation meant new flight plans for travelers trying to transfer at the New York airport. Megan Thompson eagerly waited for a friend who was visiting from upstate New York. “Initially it was supposed to go from LaGuardia into North Carolina so it was nerve racking,” she said. The flight was rerouted through Charlotte and delayed for nearly an hour. Thompson wanted to be at the airport early. “Just to make sure when she gets here I can go hug her real quick. It’s scary to think that, something like that, it's just unbelievable.” Thompson kept her promise when her friend Tina Lossi arrived. Though Lossi was tired from running to catch connecting flights, she was happy to make a dry landing. “I was thankful I wasn't on that flight obviously,” she said. Obviously, she's ready for a little rest and relaxation. “I'm excited now to enjoy a long weekend here,” Lossi said. She will worry about the flight back when the time comes. If you were expecting someone to arrive on a US Airways flight you can call their passenger support number at 800-679-8215.

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