Miracle On The Hudson
Captain “Sully” Sullenberger ditched the plane in the Hudson River shortly after taking off from LaGuardia Airport en route to Charlotte.
Firefighters from North Hudson Regional Fire and Rescue are often among the first on the scene for incidents at the Lincoln Tunnel, commuter train and Amtrak tunnels and the New Jersey Turnpike.
It’s a policy that goes back decades. Most people don’t know about it. But now a local hero familiar to everyone in New York is pushing for Congress to require life rafts on all flights.
The wings of the US airways jet piloted safely into the Hudson River by Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger are heading south.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg gave Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger the keys to New York City after he ditched his plane in the Hudson River after a bird strike, saving all 155 people on board. On Tuesday, Sullenberger repaid the mayor with advice.
The State Highway Administration says the 120-foot fuselage of the plane captained by Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger left Perryville shortly after 9 a.m. Tuesday on a route that will take it through western Maryland.
The plane that landed safely on the Hudson River more than two years ago is about to begin the slow journey to its final destination.
The US Airways jet known for its famed “Miracle on the Hudson” landing, has spent the last two years just outside Newark, but it will soon be moving to a permanent display at a Charlotte, N.C. museum.
In his new role as Aviation and Safety Expert for the network, Sullenberger will provide analysis of aviation safety, contributing to all CBS News broadcasts and platforms.
The plane whose splash landing was called “The Miracle on the Hudson” is set for its final destination: a North Carolina aviation museum.
Two years ago, US Airways Flight 1549 made an emergency landing in the Hudson River. On Saturday, some of the survivors took time to remember that fateful day.
The US Airways jet that made a near-miraculous landing on the Hudson River in 2009 will finally reach its destination, but as a museum piece rather than in service.
On 9/11, when people wanted out of Manhattan trooped up the west side highway like refugees until they found their escape – by boat.