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FAA denies runway zone at LaGuardia shortenedupdated: Mon Aug 15 2011 21:07:00

The Federal Aviation Administration denied Monday charges it had altered a runway protection zone around New York's LaGuardia airport to accommodate a controversial New York City garbage transfer center.

'Miracle on the Hudson' plane bound for North Carolinaupdated: Sat Jun 04 2011 20:24:00

The aircraft that Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger heroically landed in New York's Hudson River began its long ride Saturday to an aviation museum in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Miracle on the Hudson plane on the moveupdated: Sat Jun 04 2011 20:24:00

Passengers of flight 1549 watch as their plane is loaded onto a flatbed to be placed in a museum. WCBS reports.

What I thought when my plane crashedupdated: Tue May 10 2011 16:31:00

When you start your own company and become your own boss, you think, "Life is good." When you actually start making money and growing your business, you think, "Life is great." But when you're sitting in seat 1D of an airborne plane that's completely silent because the engines have been shut down, and you hear the pilot say, "Brace for impact," none of it really matters.

NTSB: Bird strike caused fatal 2009 helicopter crashupdated: Wed Nov 24 2010 14:12:00

A 2009 helicopter crash in which eight people died was due to a bird striking the chopper's windshield, the National Transportation Safety Board said Wednesday.

'Sully' opposes pilot body scansupdated: Wed Nov 17 2010 05:28:00

Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger speaks out against full-body screenings at airports for pilots.

'Sully' joins opposition to heightened airport security measuresupdated: Wed Nov 17 2010 05:28:00

Hero pilot Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger on Tuesday joined the opposition to heightened airport security procedures that critics have called invasive and intrusive.

Political Circus: Dubya could have endorsed Obama?updated: Wed Nov 10 2010 14:41:00

Politics is serious business -- but not all of the time. From the halls of Congress to the campaign trail, there's always something that gets a laugh. Here are some of the things you might have missed.

'Miracle' pilots oppose new rulesupdated: Wed Nov 10 2010 13:11:00

"Miracle on the Hudson" pilot and first officer talk about the dangers of pilot fatigue.

Pilots: New fatigue rules inadequateupdated: Wed Nov 10 2010 13:11:00

Warning that the safety of the flying public is at stake, two of the nation's best known pilots on Wednesday expressed concern over proposed new rules that would govern pilot duty and rest requirements.

Children learn from Chilean miners storyupdated: Thu Oct 14 2010 17:28:00

With all the bad news being reported in the world, many parents steer clear of letting their young children watch the news.

SI.com: Michael Bamberger: Now the Phils wait; that's good and badupdated: Mon Oct 11 2010 02:22:00

CINCINNATI -- It's such a staple on classic rock stations, you're surely sick of it by now. The Phillies are, too.

People.com: Who Should Land the Role of Captain Sully on the Big Screen?updated: Sun Oct 03 2010 20:08:00

Hollywood is adapting the "Hero of the Hudson's" story - but who should play the leading man?

Bird strikes Alaska Airlines planeupdated: Tue Aug 31 2010 11:35:00

A bird struck the fuselage of an Alaska Airlines plane but the aircraft managed to land safely, officials said early Tuesday morning.

Final flight for 'Sully'updated: Thu Mar 04 2010 15:26:00

Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, who landed US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River last year, is retiring.

Intriguing people for March 4, 2010updated: Thu Mar 04 2010 15:26:00

Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger: On January 15, 2009, the airline captain, along with co-pilot Jeff Skiles, guided US Airways Flight 1549 into the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 people on board.

'Miracle on Hudson' pilot retiresupdated: Wed Mar 03 2010 20:48:00

Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, the pilot who landed a disabled passenger plane on New York's Hudson River in 2009, piloted his last flight for US Airways on Wednesday.

People.com: Hero Pilot Sully Puts the Brakes on His Flying Careerupdated: Wed Mar 03 2010 16:32:00

Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger is retiring from US Airways at age 59

'Miracle on Hudson' plane up for auctionupdated: Thu Jan 21 2010 22:39:00

Passengers of US Airways Flight 1549 could soon have a unique souvenir from their harrowing flight that ended in New York's Hudson River -- although it would be quite a large one.

Love after 'Miracle on Hudson'updated: Fri Jan 15 2010 12:05:00

After their flight splash-landed in New York's Hudson River, two survivors find comfort and love in each other.

Love lands after 'Miracle on Hudson'updated: Fri Jan 15 2010 12:05:00

Laura Zych never liked birds. Ben Bostic feared drowning. They faced their fears when US Airways Flight 1549 hit a flock of geese and crash-landed in the Hudson River.

Was it really a 'Miracle on the Hudson'?updated: Wed Nov 18 2009 17:16:00

When US Airways Flight 1549 ditched in the Hudson River and all of its 150 passengers and five crew members were safely rescued in January, the landing of the airplane by pilot Chesley Sullenberger was quickly proclaimed the "Miracle on the Hudson" and dominated national news for days.

US Airways Capt. Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger returns to cockpitupdated: Mon Oct 19 2009 12:46:00

US Airways Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger and First Officer Jeffrey Skiles were reunited in the cockpit Thursday for the first time since Sullenberger safely landed a disabled passenger plane in the Hudson River in January.

'Sully' on first flightupdated: Mon Oct 19 2009 12:46:00

Capt. Chelsey 'Sully' Sullenberger talks about flying for the first time since crash landing in the Hudson River.

People.com: Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger Flies Againupdated: Thu Oct 01 2009 12:27:00

The "Hero of the Hudson" begins his first day back on the job since saving Flight 1549

CNNMoney: Hudson River miracle pilot will fly againupdated: Mon Sep 28 2009 18:19:00

Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger will fly again. The US Airways pilot who safely landed flight 1549 on the Hudson River in January will return to work as a management pilot, the airline announced Monday.

Flight 1549 passenger wants therapy compensationupdated: Thu Jun 25 2009 11:37:00

Tess Sosa and her daughter have had a hard time forgetting US Airways Flight 1549's emergency landing in New York City's Hudson River in January.

Describing river landingupdated: Tue Jun 09 2009 17:35:00

Chesley Sullenberger explains to an NTSB hearing how and why he chose to land in the Hudson River.

Passenger recalls escaping plane when it ditched in Hudsonupdated: Tue Jun 09 2009 17:35:00

A passenger sitting at the rear of the US Airways flight forced to land in the Hudson River testified Tuesday he climbed over about a dozen rows of seats as he tried to escape through the front of the floating plane.

NTSB to start hearings on plane's Hudson River landingupdated: Mon Jun 08 2009 23:10:00

The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday will launch three days of hearings into the circumstances surrounding the US Airways Flight 1549 emergency landing on New York's Hudson River.

Sully's passengers reunited with items they thought gone foreverupdated: Thu May 28 2009 21:16:00

It is a boarding pass unlike any other. It's a memory of a day that nearly was his last on earth.

Flight 1549 bags returnedupdated: Thu May 28 2009 21:16:00

Passengers aboard US Air Flight 1549 retrieve belongings they didn't expect to see again. CNN's Mary Snow reports.

Newly opened database shows airplane bird strikes not rareupdated: Fri Apr 24 2009 20:04:00

Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger's run-in with a flock of Canada geese may be the most famous man-versus-nature story in recent months. But a federal database opened to the public Friday reveals just how commonplace airplanes' encounters with wildlife are.

Delta one of top airlines to get an 'F' in reportupdated: Wed Mar 11 2009 13:29:00

Far too many passengers are being stranded on board commercial flights in the United States in delays, an air passengers' rights group said Wednesday.

Controller thought Hudson landing would be 'death sentence'updated: Wed Feb 25 2009 13:31:00

For three minutes, the most frightened people in the world may have been the crew and passengers aboard US Airways Flight 1549 as the plane headed for a splashdown in the Hudson River.

Hudson crash 'lowest low'updated: Wed Feb 25 2009 13:31:00

An air traffic controller describes talking with a flight crew just before they ditched their plane in the Hudson River.

CNNMoney: Hero pilot: Airlines in shamblesupdated: Tue Feb 24 2009 18:07:00

Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, who has been heralded as a hero for successfully landing a crippled US Airways flight in the Hudson River, told U.S. lawmakers Tuesday that the state of the airline industry is in disarray.

Schwarzenegger honors Hudson hero pilotupdated: Tue Feb 17 2009 19:25:00

Capt. Chesley Sullenberger, the hero pilot who safely landed a full passenger jet in the Hudson River, was once again honored with cheers and applause Tuesday during a ceremony for him hosted by the governor of his home state.

People.com: SNEAK PEEK: Flight 1549 Hero on 'Remarkable' Landingupdated: Fri Feb 13 2009 12:50:00

In this week's PEOPLE, Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger III recounts the terrifying moments in the cockpit and reflects on saving lives

'Miracle on the Hudson' crewupdated: Wed Feb 11 2009 07:15:00

Larry King talks with the crew of US Airways Flight 1549 whose plane crash-landed in the Hudson River.

Flight 1549 crew: Hudson landing still on our mindsupdated: Wed Feb 11 2009 07:15:00

Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger says he'll take to the skies again -- as soon as he can shake Flight 1549 out of his head.

'It's a bird strike'updated: Wed Feb 11 2009 06:35:00

The FAA has released new audiotapes of the US Airways flight that crash-landed in the Hudson River.

Air traffic tapes of Hudson plane crash releasedupdated: Wed Feb 11 2009 06:35:00

Minutes after he reported hitting birds and losing power in both engines, the pilot of US Airways Flight 1549 calmly told an air traffic controller the plane would ditch into the Hudson River.

Crew of Hudson River plane receives keys to NYCupdated: Mon Feb 09 2009 21:51:00

New York City's mayor helped Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger and his four crewmates from US Airways Flight 1549 celebrate a weekend of press conferences, television interviews and grateful reunions by presenting them with the keys to the city Monday.

People.com: Hero Pilot Says Life Prepared Him for Crash Landingupdated: Mon Feb 09 2009 07:57:00

"My entire life up to that moment had been a preparation to handle that particular moment," he says

People.com: Pilot Calmly Says: 'We May Wind Up in the Hudson'updated: Thu Feb 05 2009 16:24:00

In cockpit voice recording, an unrattled Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger tells the controller he's "unable" to return to airport

NTSB: Bird remains found in Hudson plane's enginesupdated: Wed Feb 04 2009 18:08:00

The National Transportation Safety Board said Wednesday that both engines of the US Airways flight that ditched last month into the Hudson River contained bird remains.

Flight 1549 pilot gets warm welcome in hometownupdated: Sun Jan 25 2009 10:54:00

The pilot who made a treacherous crash-landing on New York's Hudson River look like a routine maneuver got a hero's welcome Saturday in his California hometown.

A homecoming for Sullyupdated: Sun Jan 25 2009 10:54:00

Danville, California welcomes home Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, the hero of the Hudson. CNN's Dan Simon reports.

Flight 1549's missing engine pulled from Hudson Riverupdated: Fri Jan 23 2009 21:29:00

The missing engine from a US Airways jet that ditched in the Hudson River was recovered Friday, more than a week after the crash landing.

Investigators find feather, other evidence on downed planeupdated: Wed Jan 21 2009 19:49:00

Investigators have found a single feather and evidence of "soft-body impact damage" on the US Airways jetliner that was ditched in the Hudson River near Manhattan last week.

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