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Anatomy of a miracle: How Captain Chesley Sullenberger's skill saved 155 lives

Captain Chelsey "Sully" Sullenberger, the pilot who successfully ditched US Airways Flight 1549, which had been disabled by striking a flock of Canada geese during its initial climb out, in the Hudson River off Manhattan, New York City, on January 15, 2009. All of the 155 passengers and crew aboard the aircraft survived.

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In 2009, Captain Chesley ‘Sully’ Sullenberger became the ’Hero of the Hudson’ when he safely ditched his stricken US Airways Flight 1549 into the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 passengers on board.

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Pilot 'Sully' Takes to New York City Skies for First Time Since Heroic Landing

The crew of US Airways Flight 1549: Doreen Welsh, Donna Dent, Sheila Dail, co-pilot Jeffrey Skiles, and Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger,III. On January 15, 2009, Capt. Sullenberger and his crew safely guided Flight 1549 to an emergency water landing in New York City’s frigid Hudson River. Captain and crew received international acclaim for their actions that day, including the passage of a Congressional resolution recognizing their bravery.

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Miracle On The Hudson Airplane Captain Sully Sullenberger Sullenberger gained fame when he successfully ditched US Airways Flight 1549, which had been disabled by striking a flock of Canada geese during its initial climb out, over the Hudson River off Manhattan, New York City, on January 15, 2009. All of the 155 passengers and crew aboard the aircraft survived.

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Captain Chesley Burnett Sullenberger III. Known as "Sully"....safely landed a plane in the Hudson River. I think that all pilots should have to also be Glider Pilots, like Sully. It helped him save all those souls. He's a hero. <3

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Tom Hanks is Captain Chesley Sullenberger in Clint Eastwood's SULLY - watch the first trailer...

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On January 15, 2009, the world witnessed the “Miracle on the Hudson” when Captain “Sully” Sullenberger (Hanks) glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill, an investigation was unfolding that threatened to destroy his reputation and his career.

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Miracle on the Hudson. Sully Sullenberger landed this US Airways Plane on the Hudson River, on a freezing cold day. Everyone on that plane made it out alive. Truly amazing

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