Hero Pilot Honored at Super Bowl XLIII

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

Sully received quite a Super ovation.

US Airways pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger and the rest of
the crew for Flight 1549 were honored before Sunday's Super Bowl
between Pittsburgh and Arizona for helping rescue 150 passengers
after an emergency landing in New York's Hudson River.

Sullenberger, praised last month as a hero for a skillful
landing that saved lives after both the plane's engines were
disabled following a collision with a flock of birds, was
introduced to a standing ovation at Raymond James Stadium, along
with co-pilot Jeffrey B. Skiles and flight attendants Doreen Walsh,
Sheila Dail and Donna Dent.

All 155 passengers and crew members were rescued.

The NFL also honored Gen. David Petraeus, the head of U.S.
Central Command, during a pregame ceremony. He was joined on the
field by John Elway, Roger Craig and Lynn Swann - stars of Super
Bowls played 10, 20 and 30 years ago, respectively - for the coin
toss.


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