Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger III
What do you do when your plane has a "double bird strike" and knocks out both engines? Hope that Captian Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger, III, is at control. Captain Sullenberger succesfully brought US AIR Flt 1549 to a "safe" crash landing in the Hudson River in New York City yesterday. He is being hailed as THE hero of the incident.
He was trying to bring the disabled airplane around and land at a small field closeby, but it became apparant that it wasn't going to happen. Realizing that an aircrash over a densley populated area was not an option, he decided to do a belly landing in the Hudson River.
The downed airplane was quickly surrounded by passenger ferries and the whole incided concluded without a single loss life! Praise God for His watchcare over these passengers!