WATCH: Trailer for 'Sully' movie about 'Miracle on the Hudson' released

ByMike Waterhouse WABC logo
Thursday, June 30, 2016
In this Thursday Jan. 15, 2009 photo, airline passengers wait to be rescued on the wings of a US Airways Airbus 320 jetliner that safely ditched in the frigid waters of the Hudson.
AP Photo/Steven Day-AP

NEW YORK (WABC) -- The trailer is out for a movie about the U.S. Airways pilot deemed a hero after safely landing his plane in the Hudson River.

"Sully" is set to debut in theaters September 9, and is intended to represent the untold story of the "Miracle on the Hudson."

Watch the trailer here:

Flight 1549 had just taken off from LaGuardia Airport in New York City for Charlotte, North Carolina, when a flock of geese disabled the engines January 15, 2009.

Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, whose role is played by Tom Hanks in the movie, made an emergency landing on the water.

All 155 passengers and crew members aboard survived the ordeal.

Those on board then began moving precariously out onto both wings in what has become an iconic picture (seen at the top of this story).

"I went out and slipped off the wing and went into the water," passenger Eileen Shleffar said.

Watching the unbelievable drama unfold, ferry captains from New York Waterways then became the first to reach the plane and began rescuing people.