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Wisconsin pilot helps pull off 'Miracle on the Hudson'

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A pilot from Wisconsin helped pull off Thursday's crash landing of a U.S. Airways plane in the Hudson River in New York.

Jeff Skiles of Oregon in Dane County co-piloted the Airbus that had just taken off for Charlotte when it struck a flock of birds.

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That's apparently what disabled the two engines, forcing Skiles and pilot Sully Sullenberger to take the aircraft down.

Skiles, 49, is a 23-year veteran of U.S. Airways, and is now based in Charlotte.

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