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Friday, January 16, 2009

Our vote for hero of the month: Captain C.B. Sully Sullenberger

Yesterday, a US Airways jetliner with 150 passengers and 5 crew members aboard had to make an emergency landing into the icy waters of the Hudson River less than five minutes after taking off from LaGuardia Airport. Captain C.B. Sully Sullenberger and his crew did an amazing job with the plane in the landing, and all 155 people survived with only a few minor injuries.
The approach of the plane prior to landing in the Hudson River

The Airbus A320 landed safely in the freezing waters of the Hudson River

We applaud the efforts of Captain Sullenberger. Captain C.B. Sully Sullenberger has a stellar history as a former fighter pilot, a 29-year veteran of US Airways and a father of two.

Hero of the Month: Captain C.B. Sully Sullenberger III

Captain C.B. Sully Sullenberger
Here is an updated photo showing the US Airways plane being lifted from the murky waters of the Hudson River during a 6+ hour operation.
Note the damage to the nose of the plane, the missing engine, and other damage...

Posted by Carl Burnham at 12:40 PM
Edited on: Friday, January 23, 2009 10:39 AM
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