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Captain Sullenberger: ‘Big Question’ Is Why Plane Was Flying Over War Zone

During a phone interview with CBS News Thursday morning, Captain Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger was questioned why Malaysia Airlines flight 17 would be flying over Ukraine’s border with Russia despite ongoing political unrest in the area.

07/17/2014

Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger, a retired airline captain famous for landing a commercial jet on the Hudson River, along with passengers and crew members from the flight, raise glasses of champagne on a New York Waterway ferry in the middle of the Hudson River to celebrate the five year anniversary of 'The Miracle on the Hudson' on January 15, 2014 in New York City. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Danville Pilot Sullenberger Marks 5 Years Since ‘Miracle On The Hudson’

“I’m filled with joy and gratitude about what was able to be accomplished by so many five years ago today and the fact that all 155 passengers and crew are here today because of it,” said Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger III of Danville.

01/15/2014

US Airways pilot Chesley B. Sullenberger III holds up an American flag that was presented to him during a celebration in his honor on Jan. 24, 2009, in Danville. (David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

‘Sully’ Sullenberger Riding With Blue Angels Over San Francisco For Fleet Week

Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, the Danville pilot known for safely landing a disabled US Airways jet in the Hudson River in 2009, will be riding along with the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels Wednesday.

10/03/2012

US Airways Flight 1549 after it ended up in the Hudson River (left) and pilot Chesley B. Sullenberger III from Danville. (AP/CBS)

Capt. ‘Sully’ Hired By CBS News As Aviation Expert

World-renowned pilot and Bay Area resident has been hired by CBS News to provide expert analysis on aviation and safety issues.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–05/19/2011

Chelsey B. Sullenberger III participates as Grand Marshal in the 121st Annual Tournament of Roses parade, January 1, 2010 in Pasadena.

Danville Hero Pilot Sues Over NorCal Real Estate Deal

The pilot acclaimed for safely landing a plane in New York’s Hudson River has filed a lawsuit over a real estate deal in Northern California.

CBS San Francisco–02/09/2011

US Airways pilot Chesley B. Sullenberger III holds up an American flag that was presented to him during a celebration in his honor on Jan. 24, 2009, in Danville. (David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

Sullenberger Reflects Two Years After ‘Miracle On The Hudson’

Two years after he safely landed a passenger jet in the Hudson River, Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger has developed a new appreciation for what happened that fateful January afternoon.

CBS San Francisco–01/14/2011