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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014.
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Sullenberger marks 5th anniversary of Hudson River aircraft landing

NEW YORK, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Capt. Chesley Sullenberger III noted the fifth anniversary of his landing of a crippled jetliner on the Hudson River with a return to New York City Wednesday.

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TSA chief: Pat-downs 'more invasive'

TSA chief: Pat-downs 'more invasive'

WASHINGTON, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Transportation Security Administration chief John Pistole told a U.S. Senate hearing Wednesday airport "pat-downs" are "more invasive" than they used to be.
'Miracle' pilots return to the skies

'Miracle' pilots return to the skies

NEW YORK, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- The two heroic pilots who safely brought down a disabled passenger jet in the Hudson River in New York in January teamed up again Thursday for another flight.

Hero of flight 1549 must complete testing

NEW YORK, March 1 (UPI) -- Capt. Chesley Sullenberger, who safely landed US Airways Flight 1549 in New York's Hudson River, must retrain before getting going back to work, rules say.

Flight 1549 crew honored in New York

NEW YORK, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- The pilot and crew who landed a plane on the Hudson River last month have received keys to the city of New York and a standing ovation on Broadway.
Flight 1549 passenger lands record deal

Flight 1549 passenger lands record deal

NEW YORK, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Emma Sophina, an aspiring singer from Australia who was a passenger on U.S. Airways Flight 1549, has landed a recording contract, Decca Label Group said.

Planecrash pilot gets hometown welcome

DANVILLE, Calif., Jan. 24 (UPI) -- About 2,000 people turned out Saturday in Danville, Calif., to welcome Chesley Sullenberger, the US Airways pilot who landed a crippled jet in the Hudson River.

Wife, neighbors call pilot calm and humble

DANVILLE, Calif., Jan. 16 (UPI) -- The wife of the pilot who brought a planeload of passengers down safely in the Hudson River in New York called him a real professional Friday.
All rescued from Hudson River plane crash

All rescued from Hudson River plane crash

NEW YORK, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- A US Airways pilot ditched a disabled jetliner in New York's Hudson River Thursday, saving all 150 passengers and five crew members aboard, officials said.
Chesley Sullenberger
The pilot of US Airways Flight 1549, Captain Chesley Sullenberger III testifies before a House Aviation Subcommittee hearing on the US Airways Flight 1549 accident, in Washington on February 24, 2009. US Airways Flight 1549 crash landed in the Hudson River off of New York City on January 18, five minutes after takeoff from LaGuardia International Airport, there were no casualties. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)

Chesley Burnett "Sully" Sullenberger III (born January 23, 1951) is an American airline transport pilot (ATP), safety expert, and accident investigator from Danville, California. Sullenberger rose to fame when he successfully ditched US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River off Manhattan, New York City, on January 15, 2009, saving the lives of all 155 people on the aircraft.

Sullenberger is an international speaker on airline safety and has helped develop new protocols for airline safety. As of September 30, 2009, Sullenberger is also the co-chairman of the EAA's Young Eagles youth introduction-to-aviation program. Sullenberger retired from US Airways and its predecessor airline after 30 years with them on March 3, 2010. In May of the following year, Sullenberger was hired by CBS News as an on-air aviation expert.

He is the author of Highest Duty, a memoir of his life and of the events surrounding Flight 1549, published in 2009 by HarperCollins. He was ranked second in TIME Magazine's Top 100 Most Influential Heroes and Icons of 2009.

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