Miracle On The Hudson: Captain Chelsey B. “Sully” Sullenberger and Flight 1549

Captain Chelsey B. Sullenberger Deadstick an A320 Airbus Into the Hudson River. Every last member of the passengers and crew survived unharmed, thanks to that man.

Captain Chelsey B. Sullenberger Deadstick an A320 Airbus Into the Hudson River. Every last member of the passengers and crew survived unharmed, thanks to that man.

Captain Chelsey B. “Sully” Sullenberger, a former USAF F-4 Pilot, deadsticked an A320 Airbus into the Hudson River after he lost power to both engines, apparently thanks to birds. Birds? Sheesh.

More from 24Dash.com:

Mr Sullenberger, 57, has been hailed as a hero for managing to bring the plane down with no loss of life to passengers on US Airways Flight 1549.

No loss of life. Amazing. Good job, Captain Sully. Good job. A hero, indeed.

Go here to see some video of flight 1549 floating down the Hudson.

3 Responses to “Miracle On The Hudson: Captain Chelsey B. “Sully” Sullenberger and Flight 1549”


  1. 1 Lori Lamb January 17, 2009 at 3:12 am

    While I agree it’s amazing, wonderful, inspiring and awesome that the US Air splash landing on the Hudson had no fatalities, I find it utterly apalling that the ONLY crew member to receive kudos by the media, the mayor, and apparently even John Q Public … is Captain Sully.

    What a bunch of rot! There were TWO (2) pilots in that cockpit, and it took ALL of the talent and intelligence and ALL FOUR HANDS to bring that bird down safely.

    To suggest that the Captain accomplished this miracle all on his own is not only an insult, it’s a sham. The First Officer is the first one out of a plane in the event of a crash so that he or she can ensure passengers make it safely out of the aircraft and away from the immediate area to safety. Flight attendants also play a role of enormous and inspriing value in the event of an accident, and again, these HERO’S aren’t even mentioned.

    Yes, “Sully” did a good job, and he deserves praise. But he wasn’t alone in those heroic efforts and I for one find it incredibly insensitive to keep up this farce.

    Lori Lamb
    Proud wife of a Continental Airlines 777 FIRST OFFICER

  2. 2 Memetrics January 17, 2009 at 3:22 am

    Good point. Most of the news is focused on Sully, so I focused on Sully. Didn’t mean to give anybody short shrift. Kudos all around to the folks who safely brought the bird down, and safely got the passengers out.

    There were also the folks out on the boats/ferries that helped get those people out and to land. They deserve kudos, too.

    Didn’t mean to short change anybody, was just impressed by the news story.

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