Posts tagged: Chesley Sullenberger III

Steve Prefontaine Would Be Only 60 Today

Wow: Oregon running legend Steve Prefontaine would be turning only 60 years old today.  He was born on this day in 1951 and died in a car crash after a race at age 24.

“We’re Gonna Be In the Hudson”

Newsday has the transcript and audio of US Airways flight 1549, that short hop from LaGuardia to the Hudson River.It starts with Capt. Chesley Sullenberger saying “This is, uh, Cactus 1539, hit birds. We’ve lost thrust in both engines, returning back towards LaGuardia.” (“Cactus” is the air traffic call sign for US Airways.)

Anatomy of a Near-Disaster

A helpful map of flight 1549’s trip around Manhattan — Sully’s wild ride — complete with geese.

“He Looked Like David Niven in an Airplane Uniform”

The reviews are in for Chesley B. Sullenberger III, the improbably-named pilot who landed his 169,000-pound airplane in the Hudson River on Thursday, then strolled the aisle to check for stragglers before stepping off himself.

“Hero Pilot Searched Plane Before Leaving”

ABC News has an early story on Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger III, the U.S. Airways pilot who calmly landed his plane in the Hudson River on Thursday.