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November 2nd, 2011
01:40 PM ET

Captain 'Sully' Sullenberger weighs in on dramatic airplane landing in Poland

A LOT Polish Airlines flight from Newark, New Jersey, made a dramatic emergency landing at Warsaw's International airport yesterday after problems with its landing gear forced the Boeing 767 to land on its belly.

Video footage from the scene showed the plane coming in to land without its wheels down and skidding along the tarmac to a halt. Emergency vehicles raced toward the aircraft and appeared to hose it down as passengers disembarked.  Remarkably, all 231 passengers on the flight were safe and uninjured.

On American Morning today, Carol Costello talks with Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, CBS News aviation and safety expert, about the dramatic landing and how pilots prepare for these types of situations.

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