Hero pilot and crew get keys to NYC

(AP) - Mayor Michael Bloomberg has presented hero pilotChesley Sullenberger and his crew with keys to the city. Bloomberg calls them "five real American heroes." Sullenberger ditched US Airways Flight

News 12 Staff

Feb 10, 2009, 3:37 AM

Updated 5,631 days ago

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(AP) - Mayor Michael Bloomberg has presented hero pilotChesley Sullenberger and his crew with keys to the city.
Bloomberg calls them "five real American heroes."
Sullenberger ditched US Airways Flight 1549 in the frigid HudsonRiver when a flock of birds disabled the plane's engines on Jan.15. All 155 people aboard survived.
Bloomberg says that day "could have been one of our mosttragic, but became one of our most triumphant."
The ceremony at City Hall in Lower Manhattan followed a weekendof adulation and interviews.
To watch the entire ceremony, go to Channel 612 on your iO digital cable box and select iO Extra.


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