It has since been dubbed the “Miracle on the Hudson.”
But at the moment of impact into the Hudson River on January 15, those aboard US Airways Flight 1549 surely thought they were gonners.
Happily, all 151 passengers on the ill-fated plane sur- vived the forced crash-landing, soon after it took off from New York City’s LaGuardia Airport. Thanks of course to the steady hand of captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, who fast became a Charles Lindbergh-like figure for the 21st century.
On Monday, Feb. 9, the CBS Early Show will feature a live reunion with Sully and his passengers.
And this week on BlogTalkRadio’s Morning Media Menu, Early Show anchor Maggie Rodriguez talks with hosts Steve Krakauer and Glynnis MacNicol about taping a segment for the emotional reunion.
“We all got together at a hotel . . . And it was the first time that they’d seen each other since that day. And there was just this instant bond – they’re like a family,” says Maggie.
“They couldn’t stop talking and reliving everything and getting to know each other. So if they’re like a family, Sully is like the dad.”
Maggie also dis- cusses the forth- coming reunion with “dad” and his biological kin.
“I can’t wait to see this family all together in the same room for the first time since the crash,” she says.
“We’re going to have Sully, we’re going to have the crew, we’re going to have Sully’s family and we’re going to have people who were on the plane.”
To hear Maggie’s full interview, click here.