Miracle On the Hudson: 13 Years later with Captain Vince Lombardi

Written by on January 15, 2022

HUDSON RIVER, NY – Members of the United States Coast Guard helping passengers off US Airways Flight 1549 and onto their boats to bring them safely on to land. | Photo courtesy of USCG Press, Wikimedia Commons 

By Ryan Breyta 

Montclair, NJ – New York Waterway ferry Captain Vince Lombardi went to work on January 15, 2009, like it was an ordinary day. He completed all of his daily tasks and was ready for what the day would bring him. What he did not know was that he was going to be a part of a miracle on the Hudson River, saving 56 passengers off of US Airways Flight 1549.