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Last Updated: Friday January 16 2009 07:12 GMT

In pictures: New York plane crash

Passengers standing on the wing of the plane in the Hudson River

A plane's emergency crash-landing into the icy waters of the Hudson River in New York City has resulted in the survival of all 155 passengers and crew on board.

Rescue take a passenger to an ambulance

Shaken passengers reported hearing a loud bang and the smell of smoke and fire just after take-off from LaGuardia Airport.

Plane in Hudson River

Officials think the plane's engines may have failed after it collided with a flock of geese.

Captain Chesley Sullenberger (AP Photo/Safety Reliability Methods)

Some people are calling the pilot, Captain Chesley Sullenberger, the Hero of the Hudson after his quick-thinking actions saved passengers' lives.

The plane in the Hudson River

The pilot was forced to bring the plane down on the icy waters to avoid the nearby skyscrapers of New York City.

In this photo taken by a passenger on a ferry, airline passengers exit the ditched aircraft

A ferry passenger took this photo of people huddling together on the wing of the plane while they waited to be rescued.

The plane in the Hudson River

Although everyone survived the crash-landing, one person broke both their legs and several others had to be treated for minor injuries.

Plane in Hudson River

An investigation is now under way to find out exactly what happened.