Captain Sully Retires

Miracle on Hudson pilot says he'll remain a safety advocate
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 3, 2010 11:04 AM CST
Captain Sully Retires
Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger III, pilot of US Airways Flight 1549 that crashed into the Hudson River on Jan. 15, makes an appearance on CBS's "The Early Show."   (AP Photo)

(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 safety, but for the airline piloting profession,” and continue to remind the industry and regulators of the “sacred duty” pilots have to their passengers. One of the flight attendants on Flight 1549 announced her retirement as well, NPR notes. (Read more Chesley Sullenberger stories.)

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