Today Show host Matt Lauer has landed an interview with U.S. Airways hero pilot Chesley "Sulley" Sullenberger. The pilot safely landed an airplane in the Hudson River and narrowly avoided tragedy. Binside TV just received information from Manhattan Media that an Honorary VIP party will be given to the heroes of Hudson River Landing. Here is an excerpt from the official press release.
Pilot Chesley B. Sullenberger is without a doubt a hero after advising air traffic control of a "double bird strike" that disabled the Airbus A320 and guided all 155 people on board US Airways Flight 1549 to safety in an emergency Hudson River landing this past Thursday January 15th
Sullenbergers Key to the City will open nightlife entrepreneur JE Engleberts Suzie Wong or Prime nightclubs in West Chelsea, for a special VIP celebration for all staff of flight 1549, NYC Firefighters, NYC police, NY Waterways ferries, several heroic civilians and everyone who took part in Thursdays rescue. Englebert also president of The Staten Island Good Neighborhood Association additionally praises firefighters from his hometown of Staten Island's Rescue Co. 5 and Marine 9 who were summoned to the Stapleton home port in Staten Island to join the rescue effort
Sullenberger, a 29 year veteran of the US Airways team had been "incredibly skillful" said NYC Mayor Bloomberg. “The writer Ernest Hemingway has defined heroism as "grace under pressure" "I think it's fair to say that Captain Sullenberger displayed that “ Bloomberg said
“Sullenberger made a split-second decision that saved the lives of everyone on board the plan and possible casualties on the ground. I would like have a drink with him and make a toast on his behalf at my clubs” Englebert says.
Every passenger on board the plane survived the crash. Investigators have confirmed a flock of birds caused the Airbus A320 jet to crash land in the Hudson River. Read More...
Today" show host Matt Lauer will be the first to interview Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, the US Airways pilot hailed as a hero for landing a jet into the Hudson River. The interview will take place Monday on NBC's "Today" show.
Celebrity News Service has learned Lauer will interview Sullenberger in Washington, where the talk show host currently is waiting for the inauguration of Barack Obama.
Sullenberger became an instant celebrity after landing the US Airways plane in the river when the engines died after hitting a flock of birds. All 155 people on board survived, and the dramatic rescue was captured on television.