Far away from New York City's frigid Hudson River, US Airways pilot Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger received a warm welcome from his small-town in Northern California. This weekend's celebration included a marching band, patriotic music, and a plethora of American flags.
While the pilot, who managed to land a bird-struck jet in the Hudson River without any casualties, didn't say much, local politicians including the mayor and US representative shared the spotlight to deliver speeches of praise. As for Sully, he kept a modest tone saying:
It was circumstances that put this experienced crew (in charge) of that plane on that particular day. We were simply doing the jobs we were trained to do.
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