Oprah: Where Are They Now?
Captain Sully Sullenberger's Sudden Rise to Fame
On January 15, 2009, Captain Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger III, then an airline pilot for US Airways, saved 155 lives by landing his disabled plane in the Hudson River after a midair collision with a flock of geese. He and his family were instantly pulled from their quiet, ordinary lives into a whirlwind of media attention. Watch as Sully and his wife, Lorrie, explain how they handled the upheaval. Plus, find out why Sully says he's achieved "Santa Claus status."
Published on November 10, 2013