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Bloomberg: 'Pilot is an inspiration'

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New York's mayor has hailed the pilot of a plane which crashed in the Hudson River with no loss of life, as a hero.

Michael Bloomberg said he would be giving "incredibly brave" Captain Chesley Sullenberger and his crew the keys to the city.

At a news conference in New York, Mr Bloomberg said Capt Sullenberger had been "incredibly skilful" but would be unable to speak to the media until he had been fully interviewed by investigators.

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