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Pelosi greets crew that landed in Hudson

From NBC's Mike Viqueira

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi greeted the crew of Flight 1549 in her offices moments ago, thanked them on behalf of the American people, and then asked "Sully" to autograph a copy of the People magazine where they were featured.

Sully promptly complied, then spoke briefly. He said he is, as you might imagine, "grateful for the outcome" of the flight, and added that he and his colleagues felt as if they had been "chosen by circumstance" to be "temporary spokesmen" for the industry.

Jeff Skiles also spoke briefly, along with Reps. Miller, Tauscher, and McNerney. The crew will be guests in the speaker's gallery box this evening for the big speech.