Remembering the Miracle on the Hudson

It has been five years since January of 2009 when US Air Flight 1549 collided with a flock of geese over the Hudson River and lost power to its engines. The event is worth remembering. Here is the post I wrote at the time. Like most of you, I was amazed at the skill and split-second judgment of Pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger of US Air Flight 1549, as he put the plane down in the Hudson River with no loss of life. I watched one video clip in astonishment that showed passengers climbing out onto the wings of the plane within 25 seconds after the plane settled down after the splash. One of the ferries arrived on the scene three minutes later! As I listened to and read the various news reports over the next several days, the praise for the crew, the first responders, the passengers, and all concerned continued to grow. In response to all of this Captain Sullenberger said, "We were simply doing the jobs we were paid to do."

[Read the rest of the article at Shepherd Press.]