When a US Airways jet suddenly plunged from the sky and toward the icy Hudson River 10 years ago, Eric Stevenson thought about his mother, his sister, his friends and he wrote them a goodbye note.
Stevenson was one of 153 passengers and crew members aboard Flight 1549 on Jan. 15, 2009, when the North Carolina-bound Airbus A320 struck a flock of geese, its engines erupted into flames and the jet began falling.
Panic ensued and the passengers braced for impact.
“As we were going down, people around me were pulling out their cell phones and trying to call their loved ones … they were leaving their last messages,” Stevenson told “Good Morning America” on Tuesday. “My cell phone was up in the bin overhead. And so, as we were going down, I’m thinking, ‘Well, these are the last seconds.'”
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