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Photo: Hero pilot saves passengers

It starts out like the “Miracle on the Hudson”: An aircraft in trouble, a quick-thinking pilot and passengers who walked away from certain disaster. But unlike the story of US Airways Flight 1549, which crash landed into the Hudson River two years ago, this story has a sadder ending.

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  Oil spill interactive: How much oil are we talking about?

How many blimps would the spilled oil fill? How many swimming pools? This interactive gives a day-by-day snapshot of how much oil we’re talking about.

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