“He said a few Hail Marys”

Passengers In NY Plane Ordeal Marvel They’re Alive

AP – In this photo taken by a passenger on a ferry, airline passengers egress a US Airways Airbus 320 jetliner …

NEW YORK – Shock, relief, gratitude. Most of all, the soaked and freezing passengers of Flight 1549 just seemed amazed to be alive.

All of them.

“You’ve got to give it to the pilot,” said Jeff Kolodjay of Norwalk, Conn., who was aboard the US Airways jet that ditched in the frigid Hudson River after an apparent collision with a flock of birds. “He made a hell of a landing.”

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