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Pilot who landed chopper on the Hudson speaks out

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The pilot of a sightseeing helicopter that made an emergency landing on New York's Hudson River says he was just doing his job.  

Michael Campbell tells the New York Post everything was going smoothly Sunday when suddenly he heard "a big boom."  

The charter helicopter was carrying a family of four Swedes when it lost power shortly after takeoff.

It landed safely on the river. No one was injured.  

Speaking from his Woodbridge, N.J., home, the 23-year-old pilot said he knew he needed to remain calm.  He says, "if I panicked, I knew it wouldn't be a very good ending."  

Campbell deployed the craft's pontoons, which kept it upright and afloat.

A boater brought the family back to shore.


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