Governor Patterson declares: “It’s the Miracle On The Hudson”
John S. Tully
The New York Herald Sun
January 15, 2008
A flock of geese is being blamed for the water-landing of U.S. Airways 1549.
More than half a dozen water-ferries immediately began to rescue the 155 people aboard.
The pilot apparently meant to land it in the water off 48th street and the West side of Manhattan.
The flight originated from Laguardia Airport.
The first call to 911 was made at 3:31
All 150 passengers were rescued including the five crew members totaling 155 people who survived the crash.
Mr. Bloomberg told me at the press conference when I questioned him* that the pilot personally told the Mayor that he went back into the plane twice to check to see if there were any remaining passengers in the cabin.
The pilot has been identified by friends as Chesley Burnett “Sully” Sullenberger III
Reporter John Tully watches Governor David Patterson talk about the “Miracle on the Hudson”
*(right before the NYPD escorted Mr. Tully out for lack of press credentials)