"It's one heck of a spirited group of people that survived," Corzine said. "Having come through one of those crashes where you thought the lights might go out, I can tell you there are a lot of happy people in there who feel they're blessed to see the sun come up tomorrow."
Speaking at Jersey City Medical Center, Corzine called it "one of those outstanding good news stories, not only for the lives saved but for the effort of one group of people trying to help another group of people get through."
US Airways Flight 1549, its engines disabled after striking a flock of geese, ditched in the Hudson River Thursday afternoon shortly after taking off from New York's LaGuardia Airport. All 155 passengers and crew members survived.
Corzine also visited with patients and staff at Palisades Medical Center in North Bergen.
Corzine was critically injured in April 2007 when the SUV in which he was riding crashed on the Garden State Parkway near Atlantic City. Corzine, who was not wearing a seat belt at the time, was hospitalized for 18 days.