Friday, January 16, 2009
So now we know the name of the quick thinking and steel tempered man who so gently set US Airways Flight 1549 down in the Hudson, saving the lives of all hands on board.
Captain Chesley B. Sullenberger III!
Man, how he did it, I do not know.
Here is the video we shot yesterday:
(At around 1:28 you can see the tail of the plane.)
I left the video unedited so you can better get a feel for the scene on the streets.
Standing on the shore of the Hudson, watching all these little rescue craft tend to the struggling airliner like dolphins keeping a humpback afloat, and then turning around and seeing all of the people lined up at windows and on rooftoops, seeing just what I was seeing, the realization of the sheer scale of the event we were all sharing in was pretty heavy.
Captain Chesley, I hope you fly every plane I ever get on.
You don't need us to tell you, but you are a SuperForest Hero.