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When a freak accident or maintenance error damages an aircraft's engines and leaves a plane without power at thousands of feet in the air, the pilot has no choice but to make an emergency landing or even 'ditch' on water. Striking terror into the heart of even the calmest of passengers, a forced landing cannot be practiced in training and is the ultimate test of a pilot’s skill and nerve. While some emergency landings end in disaster, the successful landing of US Airways Flight 1549 on the Hudson River, became part of aviation history and made Captain Sully an international hero.