25th January 2017Category: Adult Carers
Tom Hanks stars as Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, an American pilot who became a hero after landing his damaged plane on the Hudson River in order to save the flight's passengers and crew.
The film is directed by Oscar winner Clint Eastwood and co-stars Aaron Eckhart and Laura Linney.
On Thursday 15th January 2009, pilots Captain Sullenberger and First Officer Jeffrey Skiles board US Airways Flight 1549. Barely three minutes into the flight, at an approximate altitude of 2,800 feet, the plane was struck by a flock of Canada geese disabling both engines.
Without engine power Sully glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard.
However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill, an investigation was unfolding that threatened to destroy his reputation and his career.
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