Monday, February 09, 2009

Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger Recalls Moment Engines Died during "Miracle on the Hudson"

Pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, the man you would most want in the cockpit anytime you board a commercial airliner, gave his first interview since he crashed landed a US Airways jet in the Hudson River in New York City.
Sullenberger told Katie Couric on CBS’s "60 Minutes" on Sunday that he spent his entire career training for the day he safely landed Flight 1549 in the Hudson River. “It was the worst sickening pit of your stomach, falling through the floor feeling I’ve ever felt in my life,” Sullenberger said. “I knew immediately it was very bad.”

The episode became known as the "Miracle on the Hudson," and lifted the spirits of the nation, which has been buffeted by the almost non-stop news of greed, cowardice, corruption, incompetence and breach of trust on Wall Street. If Sullenberger had been like Wall Street’s top executives, he would have bailed out and left the passengers to their own fate. Thankfully, he had a bit more charachter than those asshats.

Here's the actual audio from the cockpit recorder and air traffic control.

So if you can stand the sickening drivel of the vapid Katie Couric, here's the interview...

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