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  • The 10 miracle babies of the Hudson: Captain Sully meets the children born

    01/15/2013 6:34:46 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 8 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 15 January 2013
    In the four years since Captain 'Sully' Sullenberger safely crash-landed his jetliner on the Hudson River in New York City, ten babies have been born to the passengers aboard his plane. The anniversary of the 'Miracle on the Hudson' served as a reminder that the hero pilot did more than just save 155 lives on January 15, 2009. The captain of U.S. Airways flight 1549 today had a chance to meet some of those ten children who would not be in the world without him. Additionally, 20 passengers got to personally thank Sullenberger for his quick-thinking and bravery. Ten lives:...
  • 'Miracle on the Hudson' Pilot Sullenberger Retires

    03/03/2010 2:57:51 PM PST · by Daffynition · 32 replies · 723+ views
    ABC News ^ | March 03, 2010 | MITCH WEISS and SAMANTHA BOMKAMP
    Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger has flown his final flight. [SNIP]
  • Sully: Harrison Ford is a "Good Choice" to Play Me

    01/07/2010 8:49:19 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies · 888+ views
    NBC11 ^ | 1/7/10
    Captain Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger chats about his role in the documentary "Brace for Impact" and who could potentially star in a feature film version.
  • Flight 1549 3D Reconstruction

    11/14/2009 5:58:20 AM PST · by moneyrunner · 17 replies · 951+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 11/14/2009 | Moneyrunner
    Incredible video of Flight 1549 reconstructed in 3D from take off to landing. Click on the link for the video.
  • Sully Reveals Secret Pain: His Father's Suicide

    08/19/2009 10:38:39 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies · 1,160+ views
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Wed, Aug 19, 2009 | Daniel Macht
    Capt. Chesley Sully Sullenberger made it his life's mission to protect lives because he couldn't save his father from suicide, according to the hero pilot's blockbuster new book. "One of the reasons I think I've placed such a high value on life is that my father took his," Sullenberger reveals in the memoir, a copy of which the New York Daily News obtained ahead of the tome's October release. Sullenberger reveals that his father, a dentist from Texas, battled depression and shot himself in 1995 at age 78 in the book "Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters." "I'm...
  • Flight 1549: The miracle that almost wasn't, NTSB hearings begin

    06/09/2009 8:02:26 AM PDT · by Peter Horry · 20 replies · 676+ views (Rochester, NY) ^ | 06/09/2009 | (AP)
    Even after Flight 1549 glided to a near-perfect forced landing on the Hudson River in January, the plane and its 155 passengers and crew came within inches of catastrophe when someone cracked open a rear door, sending water gushing into the cabin. Who opened the door is one of the questions the National Transportation Safety Board hopes to answer during three days of hearings on the accident beginning Tuesday. Other issues include crew training for forced water landings and dual engine failures, whether aircraft standards for ditching are adequate, bird detection and mitigation efforts at airports, and whether engine standards...
  • U.S. Airways Flight 1549 rolls to Teterboro Airport

    03/01/2009 2:59:03 PM PST · by Sergeant Tim · 9 replies · 1,444+ views ^ | March 1, 2009 | Tim Sumner
    Yesterday afternoon, Anthony Quintano was alerted by a friend that U.S. Airways Flight 1549 was being towed down New Jersey’s Route 46 towards Teteboro Airport where it will be examined in detail. ... In addition, the co-founder, Dean Thompson, of the 9/11 Flight Crew Memorial passed on eleven great photos of Flight 1549 being towed through narrow city streets in New Jersey as the sun set.
  • US Air Flight 1549's Trip Through Town

    03/01/2009 1:34:27 PM PST · by TruthBeforeAll · 5 replies · 1,263+ views
    Unknown | Unknown
    Probably won't see this one again anytime soon! When they took US Air's Flight 1549 out of the Hudson they ended up having to detour through East Rutherford, NJ. These roads were not made for planes.
  • Young captain reacts like 'seasoned pro'

    02/28/2009 10:16:58 PM PST · by Coleus · 4 replies · 483+ views ^ | ASHLEY KINDERGAN
     Video: NYPD Divers Talk About RescueFirst, Brittany Catanzaro piloted a commuter ferry through a rescue mission that fished 24 people out of the frigid Hudson River after a plane landed in the water.   Then, she appeared on Larry King Live and did an interview with CNN's Campbell Brown. Throughout, she attended to a phone that wouldn't stop ringing.    Let's just say Thursday was a busy day for Catanzaro, a 20-year-old Fairview resident and NY Waterway ferry captain. Catanzaro, the authority's first female captain, was steering the second boat that reached a US Airways flight that had been forced down after...
  • Hudson River Plane Landing (US Airways 1549) Animation with Audio

    02/27/2009 2:49:12 PM PST · by FrdmLvr · 7 replies · 709+ views
    YouTube ^ | 2-6-09 | SceneSystems
  • Controller Thought Sully's Move Was "Death Sentence"

    02/24/2009 12:52:28 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 36 replies · 1,680+ views
    NBC New York ^ | Feb 24, 2009
    The air traffic controller who handled US Airways Flight 1549 said he thought he was hearing a death sentence when the pilot said he was ditching in New York's Hudson River. Meet some of the survivors of U.S. Airways Flight 1549 that made an emergency landing in the frigid waters of the Hudson River after a flock of birds took... Controller Patrick Harten said, "I believed at that moment I was going to be the last person to talk to anyone on that plane alive." The 10-year veteran controller publicly described his reactions to last month's miracle landing in the...
  • "Miracle on the Hudson" Pilot Describes that Day on 60 Minutes - Video 2/8/09

    02/09/2009 8:16:02 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 4 replies · 777+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | February 9, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of U.S. Airways Capt. Chesley ''Sully'' Sullenberger appearing on CBS News' 60 Minutes last night. Sullenberger is interviewed by Katie Couric and describes what it was like that day when he had to land Flight 1549 in the Hudson River. The piece also shows Sullenberger at a gathering of the grateful passengers, expressing their gratitude to him and the entire flight crew. The video is of the entire 60 Minutes program. The Sullenberger segment begins at the 1:53 mark of the video. . . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Pilot 'in Shock' as He Landed Jet in River

    02/08/2009 6:36:55 PM PST · by BAW · 79 replies · 7,332+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Feb 8, 2009 | SUSAN CAREY
    After US Airways Flight 1549 crash-landed in the Hudson River in New York last month, flight attendant Doreen Welsh, stationed in the back of the A320 jetliner, tried to close an emergency exit opened by a passenger, allowing water to rush in. According to an interview aired Sunday on CBS News's "60 Minutes," Ms. Welsh said after a passenger "came back and pushed me back and opened the door," garbage cans and coffee pots "were floating" and "things were flying. It was crazy back there." But the veteran attendant at US Airways Group Inc. said she "started yelling...and pushing people...

    02/05/2009 6:10:07 AM PST · by NYer · 67 replies · 2,822+ views
    Divine Mercy ^ | February 4, 2009 | Felix Carroll
    A banker on a business trip in New York City, Fred Berretta had just checked into his hotel room. He had about 20 minutes down time before he had to meet his colleagues. For some reason he decided to clean out his briefcase, something he hadn't done in a long time. As he emptied it out, he came across a booklet he had stuffed into a pocket years ago on praying the Chaplet of The Divine Mercy. He recalls having prayed it a few times years ago. But by Jan. 15, 2009, it was a good intention mislaid —...
  • Bird remains in both engines of US Airways jet

    02/04/2009 4:06:27 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies · 715+ views
    Reuters ^ | February 4, 2009 | by John Crawley
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Bird remains were found in both engines of a US Airways jetliner that lost power and ditched in New York's Hudson River last month, U.S. transportation investigators said on Wednesday. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said both engines of the Airbus A320 were damaged and contained "organic material" that was sent to bird experts at the Smithsonian Institution for identification. The board previously had said bird remains were found in the right engine, and now has confirmed the same in the left engine. The pilot of Flight 1549 bound for Charlotte, North Carolina, radioed to air...
  • American pilot talks about her experience on US Airways flight

    02/01/2009 10:57:16 AM PST · by txroadkill · 39 replies · 2,698+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | Jan 30, 2009 | Terry Maxon
    The Allied Pilots Association, which represents American Airlines pilots, sent out this account Friday afternoon. Rather than repeat what the APA wrote, I'll provide it in its entirety: The following is an exclusive account for our members from one of our pilots who was onboard US Airways Flight 1549 when the pilots made a successful emergency ditching into New York's Hudson River. First Officer Susan O'Donnell is a LGA-based 767 pilot. She resides with her family in Winnsboro, South Carolina. Susan is a former Navy pilot, hired at AA in February 1990. She has flown the 727, F100, A300 and...
  • Ungrateful Flyers

    01/30/2009 11:53:44 AM PST · by TruthHound · 31 replies · 1,113+ views ^ | 1/30/09 | Mike Gallagher
    The headline in USA Today gave me a sinking feeling: “US Airways Gives Passengers On Flight $5000.00 Each -- Passengers Wonder, Is it Enough?” Is it enough? Is anything ever enough anymore? It is absolutely, positively inconceivable that anyone aboard the miraculous US Airways Airbus whose pilot made a safe water landing after birds were sucked into the engines would expect US Airways to fork over a ton of money to them. This was one great story: a pilot makes a split-second decision to ditch into the frigid waters of the Hudson River, a decision that saved everyone on board...
  • NFL to honor Flight 1549 crew before Super Bowl

    01/29/2009 2:42:56 PM PST · by Justaham · 5 replies · 355+ views
    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- US Airways pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger and the crew from Flight 1549 will be honored by the NFL before the Super Bowl. Sullenberger, co-pilot Jeffrey B. Skiles and flight attendants Doreen Walsh, Sheila Dail and Donna Dent will be recognized before the start of Sunday's game between the Arizona Cardinals and Pittsburgh Steelers.
  • Passengers Hint at Future Lawsuits in Flight 1549

    01/28/2009 11:44:50 AM PST · by La Enchiladita · 65 replies · 1,939+ views ^ | Jan. 28, 2009 | Staff
    Man Says "He Would Like To Be Made Whole" And so it begins. While "The Miracle on the Hudson" is gradually fading from the headlines, it appears clerks are toiling away in legal offices around the country to figure out who could be held legally liable in the incident under New York law, the depth of their pockets, and who'd get in line to collect. Before we all blame the lawyers, though, it should be noted they may only be responding to passengers itching to sue US Airways for as-yet-unknown damages.... Kreindler & Kreindler, a New York law firm with...
  • Hero Pilot Disses Today Show (I like this guy even more!)

    01/27/2009 8:26:38 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 39 replies · 2,500+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 1/27/2009 | ANDREW GREINER
    Everyone's favorite pilot, Chesley Sullenberger is a little less popular with Matt Lauer this week. Sullenberger originally promised an exclusive interview to NBC's Today Show host. The interview was supposed to take place on January 19. That morning, however, Lauer announced that the interview was postponed because the pilot's union wanted to give the NTSB investigation more time. Lauer said he "completely understands" the request but promised his audience that the interview would happen. Now, it seems the hero pilot is gliding past Lauer and telling his story to CBS News' Katie Couric.