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Bloomberg: 'Pilot did a masterful job'

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The Mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg, said the US Airways pilot who landed a plane safely in the freezing Hudson river did a "masterful job".

Speaking in New York just hours after the crash, Mr Bloomberg praised the pilot and said: "It would appear that the pilot did a masterful job of landing the plane in the river and making sure that everyone got out".

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