A pilot who performed the “miracle on the Hudson” has been nominated for the post of US Permanent Representative to ICAO


President of the United States of America Joe Biden has nominated pilot Chesley” Sully ” Sullenberger for the post of permanent Representative to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the White House press service reported.

On January 15, 2009, a US Airways Airbus A320-214 flying from New York to Charlotte to Seattle collided with a flock of birds a minute and a half after takeoff, after which both engines failed.

The crew of the aircraft managed to land it on the water of the Hudson River in New York. As a result, all 155 people on board-150 passengers and five crew members-survived, 83 of them were injured, and five were seriously injured.

The media described the incident as a ” miracle on the Hudson.” In 2016, the film of the same name by Clint Eastwood, starring Tom Hanks, was released.

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