On January 15, 2009 – Captain Chesley ‘Sully’ Sullenberger III safely landed US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River, later known as ‘The Miracle on the Hudson’. Tom Hanks portrays Sully in a brand new drama due out later this year.
Sullenberger successfully landed the aircraft after losing both engines due to striking geese. 155 passengers were on board at the time of incident.
After the landing, Sullenberger made the television circuit – being hailed as a hero – but ‘Sully’ which was directed by Clint Eastwood shows another side to the story.
Sully will arrive in theaters on September 9.