Plane Flying Religious ‘Miracle on the Hudson’ Banner Crash-Lands

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While the passengers of US Airways Flight 1549 toasted the one-year anniversary of the "Miracle on the Hudson" on a boat out in the river this afternoon, a plane towing a sailcloth banner in honor of the anniversary experienced engine trouble and was forced to crash-land. The pilot of the Piper PA-18 Super Cub, Jaime Saint, safely landed the plane in the Fresh Kills landfill on Staten Island. Before doing so, he released the banner, which read: "If you died today, would you go to heaven or hell? -John 14:6." No one was injured, according to the Times, which reported that, of yet, there is no evidence that geese were involved in the crash.

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