Captain Chelsey “Sully” Sullenberger was lauded as a hero after he safely landed his Airbus A320 on the Hudson River in January 2009, following engine trouble resulting from a flock of birds. Now, he’s embarking on a whole new adventure as an aviation and safety expert for CBS News.
“I am eager to contribute to an organization I have long respected for its award-winning reputation of superior reporting,” Sullenberger, who has retired as a commercial pilot, says.
“60 Minutes” executive producer Jeff Fager says that Sully was hired for his years of experience, to “better understand the stories involving safety and air travel that seem to pop up all the time. He is a remarkable person who has great ability to turn his significant experience into useful insights.”
Meanwhile, the A320 made famous in the “Miracle on the Hudson” scare is going to be displayed at the Carolinas Aviation Museum. It is being transported from a hangar in New Jersey via truck and will be reassembled at the museum, which will close for a day as they prepare the plane for permanent display.;