Film review - Sully: Miracle on the Hudson
One freezing Friday afternoon in January, 2009, a man called Chesley Sullenberger achieved something many might have thought impossible. He was the captain of US Airways Flight 1549, which had just taken off from La Guardia Airport when it experienced a massive bird strike that knocked out both engines. Coasting steadily earthwards in a 90,000kg steel tube, Captain Sullenberger was faced with stark choices: instinct told him he wouldn't make it to the nearest runways in New Jersey, and he was flying over one of the most densely populated areas in the world. In a split second, he decided to land his Airbus A320 on the Hudson River.