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'Hero of the Hudson' Video Game Simulates Crash Landing

Online gamers have been given the chance to become the "Hero of the Hudson" — but some have branded the video game as offensive.

US Airways pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger's heroic splash landing into the Hudson River last month saved dozens of lives and was heralded as a miracle.

Now a team of developers has created an online video game that lets users try their hand at his landing.

The game is set on the approach to the Hudson, alongside Manhattan's West Side, where the plane touched down in icy waters.

Players have to keep the plane balanced at the correct incline and bring it to a smooth landing on the water.

Failing could mean putting the lives of virtual passengers at risk, as the jet crashes and sinks into the river with an ominous gurgling sound.

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