US Airways’ “Miracle on the Hudson” Captain Sullenberger retires

US Airways (Phoenix) said goodbye yesterday (March 3) to Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger. The 59-year old Sully, who crash-landed a US Airways Airbus A320 safely on the Hudson River (“Miracle on the Hudson”) last January said he is retiring after 30 years and plans to spend some of his time speaking out on flight safety.

Sully’s last flight was flight US 1167 from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood to Charlotte (where he is based) with an Airbus A321. The airliner arrived at 2:48 p.m. EST (1448), 17 minutes ahead of schedule according to this published story in the Charlotte Observer.

Sullenberger flew on Wednesday with his co-pilot First Officer Jeff Skiles who was with him on the New York crash landing flight.

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