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Local Heroes


   Jan 24

Local Heroes

Well, our local hero came home to a hero’s welcome today, though his speech was characteristically modest and short.

Remarkably, another local pilot also had to bring a crippled plane down on water. And if you thought the Hudson River was bad…try the middle of the Pacific Ocean, as night began to turn to day, more than 50 years ago. So much has changed in the way of computers and technology, but both these calm captains brought their craft down near a ship, which saved every single passenger and crew member, and both walked their sinking planes twice to make sure no-one in their charge had been left behind. You can (of course!) see the dramatic footage of Pan Am Flight 943’s rescue on YouTube.

Modest as both these men are, they deserve the applause. As my boss put it, “Sully will never be able to buy his own beer again.”

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  1. grandpapa says:

    We all watched this event with great pride and faith in mankind, to be able to see such heros makes one forget our trivial problems.

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