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Why NTSB Investigators Aren't Happy With Sully

They say movie paints them as the bad guys, but they weren't

(Newser) - Sully, the Capt. Chesley Sullenberger biopic currently getting rave reviews , needed some villains other than the geese that flew into the engines of the plane the pilot was flying during the "Miracle on the Hudson." Those villains: the accident investigators, who can be seen in the film's... More »

Eastwood's Sully Is 'Electrifying'

One critic calls it 'an absolute triumph'

(Newser) - Sure, there was plenty of " hero sex ," but the aftermath of the Miracle on the Hudson wasn't all sunshine and rainbows. It's that story Clint Eastwood has chosen to tell in Sully , starring Tom Hanks as pilot Chesley Sullenberger. Here's what critics are saying:
  • Richard
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Eastwood to Direct Captain 'Sully' Biopic

Movie will tell of Sullenberger landing his passenger plane in Hudson

(Newser) - Clint Eastwood has picked his next project as a director—the story of how Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger landed his US Airways plane safely in the Hudson River in 2009, reports the Hollywood Reporter . The 85-year-old Eastwood is coming off American Sniper, which grossed more than a half-billion dollars... More »

NYC Giving Geese to Food Banks

... in Pennsylvania, at least for this year

(Newser) - New York City plans to send the geese it captures around airports to a Pennsylvania slaughterhouse so the meat can be used for food, reports the New York Times . After catching flack for dumping euthanized geese into landfills, the city chose Pennsylvania because it already has a system set up... More »

Hudson River Hero Sullenberger Lands at CBS

'Sully' to be network's aviation analyst

(Newser) - The pilot who safely brought down that plane in the Hudson River has a new gig as a CBS analyst. The network announced yesterday that Capt. Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger has been named as Aviation and Safety Expert. Sullenberger will provide analysis of aviation safety and contribute to all CBS... More »

'Miracle on Hudson' Jet Heading to NC Museum

Exhibit to focus on the technology that made miracle possible

(Newser) - More than two years after Chesley Sullenberger crash-landed his plane into the icy waters off New York City, the Airbus A320 dubbed "The Miracle on the Hudson" is going on display at a North Carolina museum, reports the AP . The plane has been sitting in a northern New Jersey... More »

Pilots Get to Skip TSA Checks

The rest of you? Not so lucky

(Newser) - Pilots can now pass through airport security with their dignity and privacy intact: The TSA has agreed to let on-duty, uniformed pilots skip the full-body scans and too-close-for-comfort pat-downs that are enraging passengers across the country, reports the Washington Post. The rest of you: Don't hold your breath for a... More »

Captain Sully Retires

Miracle on Hudson pilot says he'll remain a safety advocate

(Newser) - Hero pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, who safely landed his US Airways jet in the Hudson River last year, is retiring after a final flight today. The captain, 59, says he “will continue to serve as the same kind of advocate I have always been—not only for aviation... More »

‘Miracle on Hudson’ Plane Up for Auction

Used Airbus for sale, some water and bird damage

(Newser) - The aircraft that hero pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger safely landed in the Hudson River a year ago has hit the auction block. The insurance company that paid off US Airways' claim in the crash is seeking to unload what's left of the Airbus 320 it took possession of, Wired ... More »

Sully Gets His Own Cocktail

It's a Manhattan with a splash, get it?

(Newser) - Today’s the first anniversary of Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger III’s death-defying Hudson River landing, and if you’d like to raise a glass and celebrate, here's just the thing. Renowned cocktail inventor Dale DeGroff whipped up a cocktail formula worthy of Sully’s name, and the New York ... More »

Sullenberger Leads Rose Parade

Hero of Flight 1549 feted in home state

(Newser) - Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger made a splash 3,000 miles from the Hudson River today, serving as grand marshal of the 121st annual Tournament of Roses Parade through the streets of Pasadena, Calif. This year's parade celebrated everyday heroes—a perfect fit for the captain of US Airways Flight 1549,... More »

The Year's 10 Best Quotes

Health care inspires top pick; iPhone slogan makes the list

(Newser) - Efforts at health care reform have produced some of the most memorable quotes of the year. The Yale Book of Quotations runs down the year's best, via AP :
  1. "Keep your government hands off my Medicare." Speaker at town hall meeting.
  2. "We're going to be in the Hudson.
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Flight 1549 Passengers Find Love

Ben Bostic, Laura Zych brought together by Hudson landing

(Newser) - Everyone knows about the first “Miracle on the Hudson”—less well-known is the second, the story of two people brought together by Captain Chesley Sullenberger’s heroic landing. Ben Bostic first noticed Laura Zych before takeoff at the airport; they ended up sitting in different rows on Flight... More »

Decade's Happiest Endings

Capt. Sully, Elizabeth Smart, even the Red Sox make the cut

(Newser) - This decade has had its fair share of tragedy, but Newsweek collects some of its best happy endings:
  1. The Red Sox in 2004. Many New Englanders lived their entire lives without seeing a Sox championship, making it that much sweeter in '04.
  2. Sully and the Hudson: The calm-under-fire performance of
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Capt. Sully's Top Reward: 'Hero Sex'

Chesley Sullenberger, wife discuss sex life boost after flight 1549

(Newser) - What did expertly landing a plane on the Hudson River get “hero pilot” Chesley Sullenberger? “Hero sex,” says his wife. Lorrie Sullenberger tells Matt Lauer for Thursday’s People of the Year TV special that “the hero sex really helps a 20-year-old marriage,” the AP... More »

Decade's Best Live TV Moments

From Barack Obama's victory speech to the tumbling of Saddam's statue

(Newser) - Paste looks back on the decade’s 25 best—not necessarily most important—moments on live TV. The top 10:
  1. Barack Obama: His victory speech captured the moment when one part of Martin Luther King’s dream came true.
  2. Miracle on the Hudson: Pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger became
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Capt. Sully Plans Return to Flying

Hero pilot will also become part of US Airways' safety management team

(Newser) - Chesley Sullenberger, who saved the passengers and crew of US Airways Flight 1549 when he executed daring water landing on the Hudson River in January, will soon return to flying. The hero pilot's return to the cockpit is imminent, the NBC affiliate in Los Angeles reports. In addition to flying,... More »

Inability to Stop Dad's Suicide Drove Hero Pilot: Memoir

(Newser) - Chesley Sullenberger, the pilot hero of January’s Hudson River jet landing, was driven to help others by his father’s suicide, the New York Daily News reports. “One of the reasons I think I’ve placed such a high value on life is that my father took his,... More »

AIG Dodges Insurance Claims from Hudson Flight

Insurer accused of using goodwill towards flight crew to dodge paying up

(Newser) - Passengers from US Airways Flight 1549 are having a tough time getting its insurer, AIG, to cough up for claims, the New York Times reports. Aviation liability insurance requires a finding of negligence. But Capt. Chesley Sullenberger and his crew were universally acknowledged to have performed amazingly well in saving... More »

Capt. Sully: I Could Have Done Better

Pilot testifies he wishes he'd warned crew before crash

(Newser) - Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, the man the New York Daily News dubs the “Hero of the Hudson,” thinks he could have done better. “I wish I had had more time,” the now-famous pilot said today, testifying before the National Transportation Safety Board. His big regret: Not... More »

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