Tag Archives: Chesley Sullenberger

Miracle Pilot: Airlines Are Putting Profits Ahead Of Safety

Chesley Sullenberger became a hero for the second time today when he testified before Congress and strongly criticized airlines for putting profits ahead of safety. Sullenberger, a 58-year-old who joined a US Airways predecessor in 1980, told the House aviation subcommittee that his pay has been cut 40 percent in recent years and his pension has been terminated and replaced …

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Spaceman Sullenberger?

US Airways Flight 1549 pilot Chesley Sullenberger, who with his crew was honored on the field before yesterday’s Super Bowl, has a high-flying offer from Richard Branson. U.S. Airways better guard Capt. Chesley Sullenberger 3rd. Virgin Air billionaire Richard Branson wants to poach the “Miracle on the Hudson” pilot. “I’d like him to come fly for us,” Branson tell us. …

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Icy Hudson Hinders Plane Removal

The NTSB is attempting to remove the US Airways jet from the Hudson River, but the plane is now anchored in the ice. The jet is tied up to a seawall at Battery Park City at the southern tip of Manhattan about three miles downriver of the crash. More on the salvage effort and a photo gallery at Gothamist. JMG …

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Chesley Sullenberger

Chesley Sullenberger, 57, the pilot of the plane that crashed into the Hudson River yesterday, accomplished something never done in over 50 years of commercial aviation. When he brought his Airbus 320 to an as-perfect-as-possible landing, it was the first ever non-fatal emergency ditching for a passenger jetliner. Often, one of the wingtips will graze the water and cause the …

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