Captain Sullenberger – USAIR 1549 photos

January 15, 2009

Flight 1549

Thank you, Sir.

US Airways pilot Chesley Sullenberger

Captain Chelsey “Sully” Sullenberger

(REUTERS) Guardian UK Story

CAPT SULLENBERGER: “Brace yourself for a hard impact.”

LORI SULLENBGER quoting her husband: “It’s rare for an airline pilot to have an incident in their career.”

FIRST RESPONDER: “He looked absolutely immaculate. He looked unruffled. His uniform was sharp. You could see him walking down the aisles making sure everybody got out.”

Airline passengers wait to be resuced on the wings of a US Airways plane

STEVEN DAY/AP

US Airways plane

GARY HERSHORN/REUTERS

A diver jumps into the water next to a US Airways plane

ERIC THAYER/REUTERS

US Airways, crash, Hudson River

MARIO TAMA/GETTY

US Airways, crash, Hudson River

CHRIS MCGRATH/GETTY
Whooper Swans rest on Qinghaihu Lake in Qinghai Province, China.

CHINA PHOTOS/GETTY

Videos: (1-17) Before, during, after, ferry rescue, wife and daughters

(1-19) Video simulation flight 1549 + hijacked Ethiopian flight 961 crash landing into Indian Ocean

(1-22) Doors opening, inflatable slide, people getting out, ferry rescue, drifting down the river

(1-23) Pedestrians’ live reaction to landing

Passenger reactions

“Welcome Home” for Sullenberger

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