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'Miracle on Hudson' survivor to speak at Red Cross Gala

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Source: Cape Fear Chapter of the American Red Cross Source: Cape Fear Chapter of the American Red Cross

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT)- The last passenger off the plane that landed on the Hudson River five years ago is coming to Wilmington.

Dave Sanderson will be the keynote speaker at the 33rd Annual Red Cross Gala and Auction on Saturday evening, March 15, at the Burney Center on the campus of UNCW.

Sanderson will talk about his experience as a survivor of the "Miracle on the Hudson."

Wednesday, January 15, marks the fifth anniversary of the historic emergency landing.

Captain Chesley Sullenberger is credited with safely landing the troubled US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River. 

Sanderson is credited with helping other passengers make it off safely and was the last one to get off.

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