Oz singer Emma Sophina inspired to write ditty by Hudson River crash

January 17th, 2009 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI  

New York, Jan 17 (ANI): Aussie singer/songwriter Emma Sophina, who was on the US Airways Flight 1549 that crashed in the Hudson River on January 15, has been inspired by the incident to write a ditty called My Life in the Bottom of the Hudson River.

Sophina, 26, who had come to New York last week in search of creative inspiration, got more than she bargained for, and feels blessed that she is alive.

I really do feel inspired, the New York Daily News quoted her as saying.

I”m going to write a song about this called, My Life in the Bottom of the Hudson River.

I may have almost lost my life but I found the inspiration I was looking for.

I feel so blessed to be alive, she added.

Sophina, who was sitting in a window seat, revealed that she heard a loud bang a few minutes after takeoff.

I heard a startling sound, a loud pop, she recalled.

Now I know that it was the sound of the birds hitting the plane, she added.

After the harrowing ordeal, Sophina couldn”t say enough about Sullenberger, whom she credited with giving her a new lease on life.

God Bless Sully, she said.

If it wasn”t for the graceful Sully, I wouldn”t be here talking to you today. He gave us such a graceful landing under such terrible conditions. He is a real hero, she commented. (ANI)

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