Instead, the pilot - Chesley Burnett Sullenberger III - undertook a crash landing on the surface of the Hudson river, to the west of Manhatten, and everyone survived.
Therefore our award goes to Captain Chesley Burnett Sullenberger III of US Airways, for a job very well done indeed!
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Winner - Most Unfortunate Destination of '09: Stagecoach Cambridgeshire
Winner - Most Annoying Sign of '09: Nottingham City Council.