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Friday, February 06, 2009

Fly Me a River

Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger's remarkable resolve as he dealt with potential catastrophe is best manifested by his use of a single word. The cockpit tapes reveal that in his final radio communication to the tower controllers he reported, "We'll be on the Hudson." He didn't say "in," he said "on," suggesting his confidence he would put his plane down safe and, well, unsullied.

Follow-up: A quick fact check reveals I got it exactly backwards. So what was Sully trying to tell us?


Anonymous Jean said...

On the Hudson or in the Hudson... what an awesome save it was! The calm and totally professional response to a potentially catastrophic situation was awe inspiring. Chalk it up to wisdom and experience over youth and exuberance any old day!

12:45 AM  
Blogger John M Crowther said...

I second that, Jean!

8:07 AM  

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