Captain Sullenberger Reads From His New Book, Highest Duty

Posted on October 15, 2009

Captain "Sully" Sullenberger is the airline pilot who brought crippled US Airways flight 1549 onto the Hudson River. He wrote a book about the ordeal called Highest Duty

Sullenberger read an excerpt from his new book, from his home in this clip from USA Today. The excerpt describes when he first saw the birds that forced him to make the emergency landing. He says the birds reminded him of the Alfred Hitchcock film, The Birds. He says they were large Canadian geese with six feet wingspans.

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