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  • Capt. ‘Sully’ Sullenberger Marks 7th Anniversary of ‘Miracle On The Hudson’

    01/15/2016 6:07:01 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 15 replies
    (CBS SF) -- The pilot who smoothly ditched a disabled passenger jet in the frigid Hudson River in New York, saving all passengers and crew and becoming a national hero today marked the seventh anniversary of the "Miracle on the Hudson." Danville resident Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger took to his Twitter page Friday to remark: "7 yrs later, w/ pride + hope, I still see good coming from the remarkable events of #Flight1549"
  • Clint Eastwood To Make Film about Capt. Sully Sullenberger

    06/05/2015 12:11:41 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 51 replies
    Flying Magazine ^ | Jun 04, 2015 | Stephen Pope
    Clint Eastwood To Make Film about Capt. Sully Sullenberger By Stephen Pope / Published: Jun 04, 2015 Warner Bros. Pictures announced on Tuesday that the life story of Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger is coming to the big screen in a yet-to-be named motion picture that will be directed by none other than Clint Eastwood. The film will be adapted from Sully's book, "Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters," co-written with Jeffery Zaslow.
  • The Wrong Analogy

    11/12/2012 8:47:28 AM PST · by Stoutcat · 11 replies
    Grand Rants ^ | 11-12-12 | Stoutcat
    In the months and weeks leading up to the election, I had been thinking about the situation this country is in by likening it to being on a crashing plane. On the one hand, we had the current pilot who wasnt able to control the plane, and the fact that it was crashing was due in large part to his piloting incompetence. On the other hand, we had a passenger who had a great deal of piloting experience, who was volunteering to take the controls. In his previous piloting experience, this volunteer had saved another plane from crashing. If we...
  • '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]
  • 'Hudson miracle' plane departs for US auction (make an offer. Engines not included.)

    01/22/2010 10:19:37 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 1,151+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 1/22/10 | AFP
    NEW YORK (AFP) For sale: second-hand Airbus. Condition: total wreck with possible traces of goose feathers. The US Airways plane that Captain Chesley Sullenberger landed safely in the Hudson River a year ago after smashing into a flock of geese is on the auction block. Insurers AIG are hosting online bidding until March 27 for the Airbus A320, which is stored in a shed in New Jersey. Pictures on the website of the AIG subsidiary handling the sale show the intact fuselage, spooky rows of empty blue seats and the hastily abandoned cockpit. Engines are not provided and a...
  • 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.
  • Air force lessons helped on Hudson

    10/31/2009 5:14:34 PM PDT · by Saije · 2 replies · 339+ views
    The Australian ^ | 10/31/2009 | Will Pavia
    THE Canada geese were flying in a V formation, cruising about 80km/h above New York City. The aircraft piloted by Captain Chesley Sullenberger was travelling at 340km/h. In the four minutes that followed their collision 915m above the Bronx, the actions of Captain Sullenberger saved the lives of all 155 people aboard the US Airways Airbus A320.*** This week, Captain Sullenberger landed in London to receive the Master's Medal from the Guild of Air Pilots & Air Navigators on behalf of his crew and to tell the full story of his flight into the Hudson on January 15. His arrival...
  • 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...
  • Hudson River hero pilot gets Air Force award

    04/15/2009 7:40:19 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 6 replies · 444+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 15, 2009
    AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) The US Airways pilot who safely landed his plane in New York's Hudson River received an airmanship award Wednesday from the Air Force Academy, where he graduated in 1973. Capt. Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger III received the Col. James Jabara Award for Airmanship and reviewed a parade of all 4,000 cadets at the elite school.
  • 2 books in the works with pilot Sullenberger

    03/20/2009 5:19:19 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 369+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/20/09 | AP
    NEW YORK William Morrow says it plans to publish the first of two books with hero pilot Chesley B. Sullenberger III late this year. Topics will include his boyhood, his military service and, of course, his "Miracle on the Hudson" experiences. William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, said Friday the subject and timing of the second book is not yet known. Sullenberger safely ditched his US Airways plane in New York's Hudson River on Jan. 15 after its engines were disabled by geese. All 155 people aboard survived.
  • Sully Sullenberger---Honeymoon's Over!

    The US Airways pilot who today amazingly crash-landed a US Airways jet in New York's Hudson River without any apparent fatalities. The media found out he is a
  • 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 Jerseys 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.
  • 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...
  • Action heroes and their times (Free Republic mentioned)

    02/12/2009 2:19:21 PM PST · by mnehring · 9 replies · 422+ views
    It's almost a month since Capt. Chesley (Sully) Sullenberger saved 155 lives, including his own, by landing a disabled Airbus 320 on the Hudson River right beside Manhattan. Since then, he's been on 60 Minutes and was presented, along with four other crewmembers, with the keys to New York City by Mayor Michael Bloomberg. There have also been calls on the conservative forum Free Republic for a burger chain to offer a special Flight 1549 combo featuring the Sullen Burger, served cool, along with an action figure of the hero pilot thrown in as a prize.
  • "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)
  • FAA releases cockpit audio for Flight 1549's Hudson landing

    02/05/2009 9:05:40 AM PST · by jwparkerjr · 102 replies · 4,582+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 02/05/09
    A one minute recording of some of the conversations between Capt. Sully and the controllers as he handled the loss of both engines. Also some conversation between the departure controller and the tower(s).
  • Library Waives Fee for Sully's Waterlogged Book (Reported Book From Plane's Absence)

    02/02/2009 6:12:24 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies · 974+ views
    NBC11 ^ | Mon, Feb 2, 2009
    Hero pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger is now every librarian's hero, too. When the US Airways pilot's plane ended up at the bottom of the Hudson River on Jan. 15, so did a book he had checked out from the library at California State University, Fresno, through his local library near Danville. Sullenberger contacted library officials and asked for an extension and waiver of overdue fees because the book was in the airliner's cargo hold. Fresno State library officials said they were struck by Sullenberger's sense of responsibility and did him one better: they're waiving all fees, even lost book fees,...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • "Miracle on the Hudson" Pilot Speaks for the First Time - Video 1/24/09

    01/24/2009 5:53:25 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 1 replies · 195+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 24, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of the first public comments from U.S. Airways Pilot Chesley Sullenberger ("Sully") as he and his wife appeared at a hero's welcome homecoming in Danville, California. Sullenberger and his wife gave brief remarks. He displayed deep humility, just what you would expect from this genuine American hero . . . . . . (watch video)
  • Tape shows NC-bound plane's Hudson River landing

    01/23/2009 4:18:13 AM PST · by NCjim · 17 replies · 2,062+ views
    News and Observer ^ | January 23, 2009
    NEW YORK -- A newly released security camera tape shows the emergency ditching of North Carolina-bound US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River in all its stunning drama - from seconds after the jetliner splashed into the frigid water until well after the last of the 155 passengers and crew members were rescued. The tape, made available to news media on Thursday by the Consolidated Edison utility, runs 47 minutes and 5 seconds - by far the longest video account of what Gov. David Paterson termed "a miracle on the Hudson." It also provides the most precise continuous record...
  • Records show plane suffered previous malfunction

    01/20/2009 1:56:27 AM PST · by malkee · 40 replies · 2,001+ views
    AP ^ | Jan 20, 2009 | JOAN LOWY
    The US Airways jet that made a dramatic emergency landing on New York's Hudson River last week experienced an engine compressor failure two days earlier, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. NTSB spokesman Peter Knudson said Monday that the board's examination of the Airbus 320's maintenance records show "there was an entry in the aircraft's maintenance log that indicates a compressor stall occurred on Jan. 13." The compressor, or fan, draws air into the engine. He said the flight had a different pilot that day, and the board planned to interview that pilot to learn more about the incident....
  • Hero Pilot Yanked to Clear Stage for Obama?

    01/19/2009 8:30:31 PM PST · by nysuperdoodle · 12 replies · 709+ views
    Evil Conservative Radio ^ | 19 January 2009 | Evil Conservative
    Captain Chesley Sullenberger, the hero who safely landed USAirways flight 1549 into the Hudson River, was abruptly yanked from his much-publicized, much-anticipated interview with Matt Lauer today, clearing the stage for Barack Hussein Obama's coronation inauguration. Who cancelled it and why?
  • Backup System Helped Pilot Control Jet ( US Airways Airbus lands in Hudson River )

    01/19/2009 7:39:46 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 35 replies · 3,001+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | JANUARY 20, 2009 | ANDY PASZTOR and SUSAN CAREY
    As the captain of US Airways Flight 1549 prepared to ditch his disabled jet in New York's Hudson River, he had some help from some last-resort equipment that apparently kept the plane's electrical and hydraulic systems working even as both engines nearly shut down. View Full Image Associated PressNational Transportation Safety Board inspectors examine the tail section of US Airways Flight 1549 as it sits on a barge in Jersey City, N.J., Monday. The jet was moved Sunday night from a seawall at the southern tip of Manhattan, where it was lifted out of the Hudson River. After striking what...
  • Chesley B. Sully Sullenberger Invited To Obama Inauguration

    01/19/2009 11:45:24 AM PST · by malkee · 40 replies · 2,484+ views ^ | Jan. 19 2009 |
    They are already talking about building a statue of Chesley B. Sully Sullenberger. Lucrative book and movie deals could follow. But even though the death-defying pilot of Flight 1549 is being celebrated as a hero, he still faces an investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board that will critique his every action. As details of his account to investigators emerged Saturday, however, it seemed his prospects for further accolades and celebrity could only increase. He recounted making a split-second decision that not only saved everyone onboard but also spared people on the ground from what he called catastrophic consequences. His...
  • Transcript: US Airways Pilot Gives First MSM Interview (satire)

    01/19/2009 5:10:24 AM PST · by DougPowers · 7 replies · 994+ views ^ | 1-19-09 | Doug Powers
    The now-famous US Airways pilot Chesley Sully Sullenberger was interviewed for the first time since piloting his aircraft, passengers and crew to a safe landing in the Hudson River. NBCs Matt Lauer conducted the interview from Washington this morning. Below is a transcript: [begin transcript] Lauer: Captain Sullenberger, thanks so much for being with us today. Sully: Thank you, Matt. Please, call me Sully. Lauer: Okay, Sully. First off that was such an amazing landing, and that there were no casualties is truly a miracle. Do you believe that the fact that a potential tragedy was averted had anything...
  • 5 white-knuckled minutes aboard Flight 1549

    01/18/2009 3:45:12 PM PST · by winoneforthegipper · 64 replies · 2,961+ views
    ap ^ | 54 minutes ago | DAVID B. CARUSO
    NEW YORK (AP) The birds flew majestically, in perfect formation, and the co-pilot saw them coming. For a moment, it looked like they would pass beneath US Airways Flight 1549, but when Capt. Chesley B. Sullenberger looked up, they were there in his windscreen. Big. Dark brown. Lots of them.
  • Sully's America (Great Nation Rises In Bad Times)

    01/18/2009 7:20:26 AM PST · by suspects · 51 replies · 1,511+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | January 18, 2009 | Michael Graham
    Looking for this weeks classic American tale? Forget the rise of Barack Obama. Its the fall of Flight 1549. There, lined up on the wings of a sinking plane like kids patiently waiting for the school bus, was the real America. Not to name any names, but there are those who believe American society is broken, that our national soul needs healing, that our citizens lack the character to even set our own thermostats. But I believe that the nation this unnamed person will be sworn in to govern on Tuesday is a much better place than many of his...
  • 'Miracle' pilot tells why he ditched in river - [UPDATE: he wont appear on Today show Monday]

    01/18/2009 10:40:56 AM PST · by my_pointy_head_is_sharp · 54 replies · 2,767+ views ^ | Sunday, January 18, 2009 | Larry Neumeister,David B. Caruso, Associated Press
    The pilot of a crippled US Airways jetliner made a split-second decision to put down in the Hudson River because trying to return to the airport after birds knocked out both engines could have led to a catastrophic crash in a populated neighborhood, he told investigators Saturday.
  • NTSB: Pilot Knew Early of Problems {cockpit transcripts

    01/17/2009 8:37:27 PM PST · by Lorianne · 23 replies · 1,797+ views
  • Jetliner lifted out of icy Hudson River

    01/17/2009 10:06:31 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 42 replies · 2,928+ views ^ | 1-18-09
    NTSB: Pilot feared 'catastrophic' crash as he looked for place to go down. NEW YORK - Salvage crews used a large crane to lift a downed US Airways jet from the Hudson River late Saturday. The jetliner looked battle-scarred as it inched up from the water late Saturday, carried by five large slings. Much of the top half of the aircraft appeared as though it might be ready for takeoff — a stark contrast with the charred-looking right wing, and the destroyed right engine, which appeared as though the outside had been peeled off. The metal on the bottom of...
  • Hero jet pilot avoids spotlight for good reason [Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger]

    01/17/2009 2:05:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies · 3,378+ views
    The London Guardian / The Associated Press ^ | January 17, 2009 | Verena Dobnik, Adam Goldman and David B. Caruso
    They are already talking about building a statue of Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger. Lucrative book and movie deals could follow. But even though the death-defying pilot of Flight 1549 is being celebrated as a hero, he still faces an investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board that will critique his every action. That is one of the reasons, union officials say, why he has stayed quiet as his star has risen. "Until the NTSB says, 'He's a hero,' he's under investigation," said James Ray, a spokesman for the US Airline Pilots Association, which represents crews at US Airways. "The NTSB...

    01/17/2009 10:43:15 AM PST · by traumer · 67 replies · 1,629+ views
    SUPERPILOT LAUDED FROM APPLE TO DC After hero Capt. Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger III turned the Hudson from a river into a runway, his co-pilot beamed. "No one has ever pulled this off," Jeff Skiles said as they floated in a rescue boat, according to passenger Billy Campbell, 49. "You've done something amazing!" Sullenberger did not seem all that impressed, Campbell told The Post. But when Campbell thanked the pilot for saving their lives, he did say, "You're welcome." MORE: 'Brace For Impact' MORE: : Hey, Geese, Get The Flock Out! MORE: Birds Have Ruffled Fliers' Feathers Since Days Of...
  • Video: See heroic landing of US Airways flight 1549 in the Hudson River

    01/16/2009 10:47:32 PM PST · by BAW · 31 replies · 3,141+ views
    Newsday ^ | January 17, 2009
    The Coast Guard and National Transportation Safety Board released this Coast Guard video of US Airways flight 1549 landing in the Hudson River . . .
  • WIFE: SULLY'S A 'PILOT'S PILOT' Praise pours in for former Air Force ace

    01/16/2009 9:50:25 PM PST · by 444Flyer · 31 replies · 3,452+ views
    New York Post ^ | 1-16-09 | Pia Sarker, Tom Liddy, Jeremy Olshan
    The wife of the pilot who safely landed a crippled jetliner in the Hudson river says her husband is a "a pilot's pilot" who "loves the art of the airplane."
  • ****The Official Friday Silliness Thread****

    01/16/2009 5:16:26 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 174 replies · 4,604+ views
    In honor of National Nothing Day, a salute to.... And gearing up for his...(ah-hem)....inauguration... He'll need plenty of these there...(and not just for those attending)... and one for the digital age...
  • Co-pilot in Hudson plane crash from Wisconsin

    01/16/2009 8:38:35 AM PST · by traumer · 21 replies · 1,703+ views
    Oregon - Barbara Skiles had no idea the plane her husband was co-piloting had crashed until her phone rang. It was her husband, Jeffrey Skiles, telling her he was OK and not to worry. "He just said they had to put the plane down in the Hudson and everybody was OK," she said Thursday night from her house in this town south of Madison. "Usually, you don't get such good endings." Jeffrey Skiles, 49, was among those at the controls of the US Airways plane that crash-landed in the Hudson River alongside New York City on Thursday afternoon. All 155...
  • BBC: Airbus crashes in New York river ( Video )

    01/15/2009 3:55:29 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 36 replies · 2,547+ views
    BBC ^ | Thursday, 15 January 2009 23:19 GMT, | BBC Staff
    See link for Video:Passengers are rescued from the plane's wingsA US airliner on a domestic flight with at least 152 people aboard has crashed into the Hudson River in New York City but with no loss of life.All 148 passengers and the crew of at least four were rescued from the sinking plane, with some suffering injuries on impact. The US Airways Airbus A320 crashed just after taking off from LaGuardia Airport heading for Charlotte, North Carolina. Officials believe the plane may have collided with a flock of geese. "There is no indication that the incident is security-related," a homeland...
  • 'Pilot Did a Masterful Job': Rescue After US Airways Crash In Hudson River

    01/15/2009 4:04:15 PM PST · by traumer · 37 replies · 1,699+ views
    Some 150 people aboard a US Airways plane en route to Charlotte, N.C., from New York City were rescued today in a lightning-fast effort following the jet's crash into the frigid waters of the Hudson River off the West Side of Manhattan. In the aftermath of the crash, the US Airways pilot, Chesley Burnett "Sully" Sullenberger III, was praised for his efforts at landing the plane softly on the river's surface, allowing rescue crews to get to the passengers before the plane sank. "It would appear that the pilot did a masterful job of landing the plane in the river,...
  • USAF Academy spokesman - very proud of Chesley Sullenberger's flying skills and his character

    01/16/2009 8:48:50 AM PST · by doug from upland · 56 replies · 2,568+ views
    A Lt. Col. returned my call this morning from the USAF Academy. He confirmed that the hero of Flight 1549, Chesley Sullenberger III was a 1973 graduate of the Air Force Academy. They couldn't be more proud of what he did yesterday in saving a plane full of lives in New York. The colonel said that they train a great deal for these situations and the training skills he learned prepared him well for that moment. They are just as proud of what he did after the successful landing on the Hudson River. He went back into the plane twice...
  • The Right Stuff

    01/16/2009 6:10:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies · 1,081+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | January 16, 2009
    Heroes: The watery crash landing of US Airways flight 1549 with all 155 passengers emerging alive has been called a "miracle." Miracle? We see something even better: True competence by a well-trained professional.No doubt about it: US Airways pilot Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger III, a former fighter pilot with more than 40 years of flying under his belt, had the right stuff. After hitting a flock of geese in his Airbus A320 shortly after takeoff and stalling out, he dead-sticked the plane into the Hudson River. Within five minutes, all 155 passengers had exited the stricken jet safely in 20-degree...
  • Hero of the Hudson: Pilot of US Airways Flight 1549 saved every passenger.. (Photos)

    01/16/2009 1:22:53 PM PST · by GVnana · 123 replies · 4,445+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 1/16/2009 | various
    To friends and family, he's just "Sully." To the rest of the world, Chesley Sullenberger is now a miracle worker with a pilot's license. Photo: Pilot of US Airways Flight 1549, Chesley (Sully) Sullenberger III. The former Air Force fighter pilot remained cool, calm and collected both before and after successfully ditching his US Airways flight into the Hudson River. "That pilot is a stud," said one police source. "After the crash, he was sitting there in the ferry terminal, wearing his hat, sipping his coffee and acting like nothing happened." Sullenberger, 57, looks more like Clark Kent than Superman:...
  • Both engines missing from jet ditched in Hudson ('Miracle on the Hudson' .. 'Sully' feeling fine.)

    01/16/2009 1:50:39 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 86 replies · 3,384+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/16/09 | Jennifer Peltz and Cristian Salazar - ap
    NEW YORK Federal investigators said both engines are missing from the US Airways jetliner that ditched into the Hudson River as reports emerged that the pilot who safely landed the aircraft had considered an emergency landing at two airports. Police divers were using sonar to find the engines, which was believed to be in the water. As investigators scoured the wreckage of the Airbus A320, many of the 155 people aboard recounted survivor stories and hailed the pilot as a hero who delivered them from certain death. The pilot, Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger III, was in good spirits and...
  • Photo Essay: 'Darling, I've just had an accident' (ditched NY Airbus)

    01/16/2009 4:01:53 AM PST · by yankeedame · 244 replies · 8,592+ views ^ | 16th January 2009 | By David Gardner
    'Darling, I've just had an accident': Hero pilot's call to wife after he ditched Airbus into freezing New York river - and saved 155 lives Hero: Pilot Chesley B. Sullenberger III safely ditched his striken aircraft =========================================== Escape: Passengers had no option but to stand on the plane's wings in the immediate aftermath of the crash A diver helps passengers climb into a dinghy outside the sinking airbus Following the evacuation, the plane lay surrounded by emergency personnel as the winter sun went down Slowly sinking: Survivors huddle on the wing and an escape slide minutes after the crash in...
  • Now let's honor pilot who saved Flight 1549: Chesley (Sully) Sullenberger

    01/16/2009 12:21:31 AM PST · by malkee · 89 replies · 3,705+ views
    New York Daily Newis ^ | Jan 16 2009 | Michael Daly
    Just when we really needed a miracle, we got one. "Miracle on the Hudson," Gov. Paterson rightly called it. Paterson was standing with the mayor and the police commissioner and the fire commissioner and other faces that have become too familiar to us in moments of tragedy. They must have all been stricken with the same dread when word came that a passenger plane had gone down in the icy Hudson River on a day of killing cold. The dread was shared by all the cops and firefighters and paramedics who raced to the scene, emergency lights garish in the...
  • The Hero of Flight 1549 (Pilot is Air Force Vet!)

    01/15/2009 4:23:17 PM PST · by 444Flyer · 107 replies · 4,275+ views
    The Smoking Gun ^ | 1-15-09 | The Smoking Gun
    JANUARY 15-Meet Chelsey B. "Sully" Sullenberger, III, the US Airways pilot who today amazingly crash-landed a US Airways jet in New York's Hudson River with any apparent fatalities.