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Honeywell Keeps Power On to Help Pilot Land Disabled Jet in New York’s Hudson River

Honeywell's Auxiliary Power Unit (APU), a device which provides power when main aircraft engines are not running, played a critical role in the emergency landing of US Airways Flight 1549 in New York's Hudson River on Thursday, January 15. Captain Chesley B. Sullenberger III maneuvered the plane en route from New York's La Guardia airport to Charlotte, North Carolina, to glide approximately 3,000 feet without power and splash down slowly in the river, according to The Wall Street Journal. All 155 people on board the flight survived.

 

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