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What Runs Through Your Mind As Your Plane Is Crashing?

By NPR/TED Staff | NPR
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Part 2 of the TED Radio Hour episode Turning Points.

About Ric Elias' TEDTalk

In January 2009, businessman Ric Elias had a front-row seat on Flight 1549, the plane that crash-landed in the Hudson River in New York. On the TED stage, Elias tells his story for the first time, including how the crash changed his approach to life, love and family.

About Ric Elias

Businessman Ric Elias was born in Puerto Rico and came to the United States to attend college. He is now the CEO and co-founder of Red Ventures, a firm that helps companies find new customers online.

In January 2009, his life changed when he found himself on Flight 1549, the plane that crash-landed in the Hudson River.

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