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.
2009:The pilot of an airliner that ditched in New York's Hudson River has been hailed a hero after all 155 passengers and crew were rescued. The Airbus made the crash-landing, both its engines apparently disabled by a flock of birds. Passengers were rescued from the wings or helped from the icy water by divers. Captain Chesley Sullenberger was praised by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg for his "masterful" landing. The state governor spoke of a "miracle on the Hudson".
'We wouldn't have our children without the Miracle on the Hudson': Couple who almost broke up before fateful flight speak out as movie Sully, featuring Tom Hanks, recounts their ordeal: Karin & Chris Rooney, both 31, live in Fort Worth, Texas with their two children 7 years ago they were passengers of US Airways Flight 1549 that made an extraordinary landing on the Hudson River, the remarkable event brought them together & that without it they would not have their children