Hudson 'Miracle' pilots reunite to fly
Published: Thursday, October 1, 2009 at 3:11 p.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, October 1, 2009 at 3:11 p.m.
NEW YORK — 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.
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