It was 10 years ago that Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger landed US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River. It is one of the most famous crash landings on aviation history, and Captain Sully was deemed a hero for his quick thinking.
All 155 passengers and crew were perfectly fine during the crash landing.
The plane hit a flock of geese, which caused the engine to fail. The cabin began to fill up with smoke. Many thought this would be their last day on Earth.
MIRACLE ON THE HUDSON: Ten years ago, Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger pulled off the landing a lifetime â and became an instant American hero pic.twitter.com/AvXDR3E7eq
— CBS News (@CBSNews) January 14, 2019
Captain Sully claims that he was no hero, and he just did his job, but that didn’t stop him from going down in history as the famed pilot who successful crash-landed a plane in the Hudson River!
Many of the passengers have been reflecting on that day, saying their lives were completely changed. Tripp Harris, 47, claims, “That [day] fundamentally shifted my priorities.” He also said it, “made me a better father, a better husband.”
Sheila Dail, 67, says, “I have a lot more gratitude about my life. I have three grandsons I possible would never have seen.”
Hard to believe the "Miracle on the Hudson" happened 10 years ago this week!
After anniversary festivities this week, the Charlotte Aviation Museum, which houses the Airbus A320, plans to relocate!
— Kristin Leigh (@KristinWSOC9) January 14, 2019
The movie, “Sully: Miracle on the Hudson” was released shortly after with Tom Hanks playing Sully. It’s a captivating film, and a must-see!