File - In this Jan. 15, 2009 file photo, passengers in an inflatable raft move away from an Airbus 320 US Airways aircraft that has gone down in the Hudson River in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
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Recommendations unfulfilled seven years after Flight 1549More than seven years after an airline captain saved 155 lives by ditching his crippled airliner in the Hudson River, now the basis of a new movie, most of the safety recommendations stemming from the accident haven't been carried out. Of the 35 recommendations made by the National Transportation Safety Board in response to the incident involving U.S. Airways Flight 1549, only six have been successfully completed, according to an Associated Press review of board records. Fourteen of the recommendations issued to the Federal Aviation Administration and its European counterpart, EASA, are marked by the NTSB as "closed-unacceptable". The FAA responded that it was leaving that up to the airlines.The NTSB's investigation found that only 10 passengers retrieved their life vests and not all of them put them on correctly.Many of the passengers wound up standing on the wings as the plane gradually sank into the river.NTSB said its investigation showed that wasn't the case.
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