Hudson 'Miracle' pilots reunite for flights

(AP) - The "Miracle on the Hudson" pilots are back together.Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger and 1st Officer Jeffrey Skiles piloted flights Thursday from Charlotte, N.C.,

BROOKLYN - (AP) - The "Miracle on the Hudson" pilots are back together.

Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger and 1st Officer Jeffrey Skiles piloted flights Thursday from Charlotte, N.C., to New York and back.

It was their first time together in the cockpit since they had to ditch their disabled plane in the Hudson River, saving the more than 150 people on board.

At a news conference at LaGuardia Airport, Sullenberger said the Miracle on the Hudson "happened at a time when people needed to know that good could still be done in the world."

Charlotte-to-New York passenger Wyatt Smith says everyone cheered and clapped when boarding Thursday morning.

He says he felt "honored and safe" that Sully was the pilot on the US Airways flight.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Kilusan Bautista once lived in Crown Heights until 1 NYC man's show puts spotlight on gentrification
Witnesses say a 10-year-old boy was struck by 2 Witnesses: 10-year-old hit by car in Brooklyn
Demonstrators protest on the National Mall in Washington, 3 Over 1 million join anti-Trump women's marches worldwide
Activists joined a slain teen's family members Wednesday 4 Activists march for justice 22 years after teen's death

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE