US Airways Flight 1549
Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger and others are expected to join some of the ferry crews who rescued them from the cold waters on Jan. 15, 2009.
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.
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 plane that Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger III famously landed in the Hudson River will arrive Friday in Charlotte at the Carolinas Aviation Museum.
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.