Miracle on the Hudson 10 year Anniversary!

By 965koit on January 14, 2019
NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 15: Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, a retired airline captain famous for landing a commercial jet on the Hudson River, along with passengers and crew members from the flight, raise glasses of champagne on a New York Waterway ferry in the middle of the Hudson River to celebrate the five year anniversary of “The Miracle on the Hudson” at a press conference and photo opportunity on January 15, 2014 in New York City. On January 15, 2009, Sullenberger took off from La Guardia airport while piloting US Airways Flight 1549 with 150 passengers and five crew members. The plane hit a goose shortly after take off, forcing Sullenberger to land the plane in the Hudson River; no one was killed. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
This week marks the 10th Anniversary of the most famous emergency landing in aviation history.  On January 15th, 2009, pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger took off from New York’s LaGuardia Airport aboard US Airways Flight 1549.  Shortly after take off, 2 8 pound geese flew into each of the plane’s twin engines.  Captain Sullenberger had to choose between trying to reach the airport runway or attempt a water landing.  The pilot decided to land on the Hudson River, which investigators eventually said was the only choice that would have saved the plane.  All 154 passengers and crew survived what has come to be known as the “Miracle on the Hudson.”  Congratulations to Danville’s Captain Chesley “Sully ” Sullenberger a true Bay Area HERO!


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