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Vince Carter looks out window, witnesses plane crash

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It took some digging, but we finally found a sports-related angle to the so-called Miracle on the Hudson story from yesterday.

New Jersey Nets guard and slam-dunk enthusiast Vince Carter apparently witnessed the whole thing go down.

"Vince Carter lives along the water in Weehawken, NJ. So on Thursday, he was stunned when he saw a plane land in the Hudson River. Carter saw the miraculous landing of US Airways flight 1549 that came down in the river after a flock of gulls jammed the engines.

"I was just sitting there, looking out the window," Carter said. "I was just sitting in the bedroom. I thought it was watching TV. It landed like it was a movie. It hit like nose first, and you could (hear) the impact. I couldn't believe it."

I wanted to make a "Rear Window" reference (because Jimmy Stewart is always in style), but the intrepid folks over at Deadspin beat me to the punch.

Considering the heroic actions of pilot Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger, III, he should be given free tickets for life to every American sporting event. It's the least we can do as Americans.

Nets report: Notes, quotes   (CBS Sports)
Vince Carter starring in 'Rear Window'   (Deadspin)

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