BUFFALO, NY - It's being called a "mini-miracle" on the Hudson, and Buffalo native Michael Campbell is being hailed a hero.
The 22-year old Campbell, who grew up on the city's west side, and is now a helicopter pilot in New York City, safely landed his chopper in the Hudson River Sunday afternoon.
Campbell was flying a group of Swedish tourists on an sightseeing trip around New York City when his Bell 206 helicopter lost power.
Brett Skeels operates Western New York Helicopters were Mike Campbell learned to fly.
Skeels said Campbell was an excellent student and he praised the young pilot for keeping his cool.
2 On Your Side Photojournalist Dooley O'Rourke spoke with Brett Skeels.
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