Flight 1549 “Miracle on the Hudson” Crew on Letterman Tonight

Letterman Splashdown Pilot Flight 1549 Crew/ AP Photo
Letterman Splashdown Pilot Flight 1549 Crew/ AP Photo

Letterman Splashdown Pilot Flight 1549 Crew/ AP Photo

From Late Show CBS:

The Crew of US Airways "Miracle On The Hudson" Flight 1549
Vists LATE SHOW On Tuesday, February 10th

Making their first late-night television talk show appearance since the accident, Captain Chesley Sullenberger, First Officer Jeffrey B. Skiles, and flight attendants Donna DentDoreen Welsh and Sheila Dail will join Dave to talk about their harrowing and heroic experience. 

Moments after takeoff from LaGuardia Airport, Capt. Chesley and his crew were faced with an emergency situation when Capt. Sullenberger reported a 'double bird strike' over the Bronx, resulting in a loss of power in both engines. Without enough time to return to LaGuardia, Capt. Sullenberger and his crew managed to land the Airbus A320 smoothly in the icy waters of the Hudson and, with the help of New York City emergency services, rescued all 155 passengers on board. It is believed that the plane hit a flock of birds after it left LaGuardia, and the National Transportation Safety Board is continuing its investigation into the incident. 

Don't miss this special LATE SHOW on Tuesday, February 10th. 

Late Show with David Letterman airs 11:30pm ET/PST


The Miracle At The Hudson River

Days later I am writing this, and it is still amazing after the fact.  Captain Chelsey B.  Sullenberger III is a real hero.

Noticing a bunch of birds heading right into one of the plane's engines and Jeffrey B. Skiles was flying the plane at the time.  Captain Sullenberger took control of the plane and was able to make sure the plane did not capsize while heading into the Hudson river.  It is hard to not flip a plane going that fast into water, but he was able to do it.  He is experienced, but does flight experience really teach you to make a plane be perfectly balanced and not flip?

No one lost a life.  Everyone is still alive.  One person with broken bones.  He was an angel to several people that day.  And yup, he did earn his wings. -Dr.FB

Photo: Gary Hershorn/Reuters)