Pilot, Crew Rewarded With Key To New York City
When a U.S. Airways jetliner landed in the Hudson River yesterday, a plane full of passengers braced for the worst. But a calm-headed staff and an ace pilot prevented a disaster. Now some are posturing that the pilot, Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, could be elected mayor of New York City on the spot.
NPR's Robert Smith also takes us through the theories about what went wrong, why geese might have caused two engines to fail and whether there might have been a safer landing.
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