US Airways Flight 1549 was US Airways' scheduled domestic commercial passenger flight from LaGuardia Airport in New York City to Charlotte/Douglas International Airport, Charlotte, North Carolina, and onward to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in SeaTac, Washington. The A320-214 flying this route struck a flock of Canada Geese during its initial climb out, lost engine power, and ditched in the Hudson River off midtown Manhattan. The incident became known as the "Miracle on the Hudson".
But they were never able to recover the pieces of the plane until now. How did they get this sucker out of the water? Photographer Stephen Mallon documented the whole process. Check out his website for more amazing photo-journalism. http://stephenmallon.com/#/Photography/The%20USS%20Zumwalt/1/