Flight 1549 Passengers Find Love

Ben Bostic, Laura Zych brought together by Hudson landing
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 14, 2009 11:42 AM CST
Flight 1549 Passengers Find Love
In this Jan. 15, 2009 file 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 River in New York.   (AP Photo/Steven Day, File)

Everyone knows about the first “Miracle on the Hudson”—less well-known is the second, the story of two people brought together by Captain Chesley Sullenberger’s heroic landing. Ben Bostic first noticed Laura Zych before takeoff at the airport; they ended up sitting in different rows on Flight 1549 and were on separate rescue boats. But at a July reunion party Zych hosted, there was an immediate spark, New York reports.

The two stayed up until 6am talking, and Bostic ended up crashing at her place—“I didn’t think of it until the next day, but it was the second time I crashed" with her, he says. The pair, who have been dating ever since, now ends every day by dancing: “We do that as part of our decompressing and loving life,” Zych says. "Just so that your day ends on a good note." (More Miracle on the Hudson stories.)

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