The US Airways Flight 1549 (Airbus 320) was the successful emergency landing which occurred on the Hudson River in New York, on January 15, 2009, only six minutes after takeoff from LaGuardia Airport. Three minutes into the air, the flight struck a flock of Canada Geese. The captain was a former fighter pilot who left the Air Force in 1980. Some curious details allude to this miracle as being the "most successful ditching in aviation history" (Wikipedia, 2009). The image in this painting has been taken from one of the live photographs. Passengers are seen above evacuating onto the wings of the plane.
Written by Barbie Bramblett