On Thursday, January 15th, 2009, the world witnessed the “Miracle on the Hudson” when Captain Chesley Sullenberger, nicknamed “Sully”, glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill, an investigation was unfolding that threatened to destroy his reputation and his career.
Genre : Drama/Biography
Country : USA
Tom Hanks : Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger
Aaron Eckhart : Jeff Skiles
Laura Linney : Lorraine Sullenberger
“There was no time for calculating.
I had relied on my experience of managing the altitude and
speed of thousand of flights over four decades.
I eyeballed it.”
Respect for the pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger who set down an Airbus in the middle of the Hudson River in 2009 and miraculously managed to ensure the safety of the 155 passengers. A true feat which was only possible due to his years of experience as a pilot. Otherwise, this almost impossible maneuver would never have happened. With all its consequences. And all this because of a flock of geese, who didn’t know about the traffic rule involving vehicles coming from the right, and who were massively sucked into the turbine engines. As a result those engines stopped working. And that’s when the shit hit the fan. But thanks to the pilot Sully (Tom Hanks) who could stay calm under such stressful circumstances and who took the ultimate right decision, worse could be avoided. Though he couldn’t control the media storm and criticism he had to endure afterwards. Despite his years of experience as a pilot. But he manages to save his reputation by an inspiring thought at the last minute.