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