Now, Hudson hero pilot Sully lands TV documentary

April 3rd, 2009 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI  

New York, Apr.3 (ANI): Hero pilot Chesley Sullenberger has landed a television documentary.

First came a two-book deal, now TLC has bought a biographic documentary on Sullenberger, the pilot who miraculously guided a powerless US Airways jet into the Hudson River, saving all 155 aboard.

“Brace for Impact” will air late this year and delve into what Sullenberger was thinking and doing when the plane hit a flock of birds, rendering its engines useless, and how he glided the aircraft to safety.

“It isn’t often we can accurately use the word ‘hero’ to describe an individual, but it is the best possible description for Capt. Sullenberger,” Eileen O’Neill, president of TLC said in a statement.

Sullenberger and his crew were flooded with offers following the Jan. 15 landing. He recently inked a book deal.

“I’m eager to share this story and the remarkable safety record of American commercial aviation with the general public,” the New York Daily News quoted Sullenberger, as saying in a statement.

“I trust this documentary will help serve that goal,” he added. (ANI)

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