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July 8th, 2013
08:46 PM ET

"Sully" Sullenberger comments on crash landing

Former airline captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, who crash landed successfully on the Hudson River, gives Brianna Keilar his perspective on the investigation of the Asiana Airlines crash landing in San Francisco.

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  1. Crocker

    Why do they always have this need to bring out the so called 'experts' when an incident occurs?

    July 16, 2013 at 9:09 pm |
  2. yumanbeing

    Well, if any of the 'experts' actually are, I'd say that Sullenberger is.

    July 17, 2013 at 2:06 am |
  3. Crocker

    On making an unpowered landing onto a river maybe.

    July 17, 2013 at 9:33 am |
  4. OwMySkull

    Why can't everyone just wait until the investigation is complete to find out what really happened?

    July 17, 2013 at 10:00 am |
  5. DP

    Why would Sully not be an expert?

    July 19, 2013 at 9:39 am |
  6. Laura Milsom

    I think, if parts of the tail of the plane were found in the water, it's pretty safe to say the pilot landed short of the runway. Most, if not all plane mishaps (except for acts of terrorism) are multi-causal, but my money is on pilot error. It's human nature to question and speculate about plane crashes, because they are relatively rare and miraculous when so many survive such a dangerous event. I fly pretty frequently. I'd like answers sooner rather than later, and in this country we're allowed to ask and speculate, thank God.

    July 20, 2013 at 9:31 pm |
  7. Sheila

    Sully is not an expert on crash landing against a seawall, or coming in short of a runway. He landed, wheels down, on a landing strip made of water. Amazing, but not a crash.

    July 22, 2013 at 1:46 pm |
  8. Rob

    Quote: "Sully is not an expert on crash landing against a seawall, or coming in short of a runway. He landed, wheels down, on a landing strip made of water. Amazing, but not a crash."

    And the reason for the difference? Over the years there have been many instances of large passenger planes terminating flight on water. Except for Sea Planes some years ago, it is hard to remember when any pilot other than Sully got it perfect (plane largely intact, with no fatalities).

    July 22, 2013 at 3:07 pm |
  9. vbscript2

    I like how Sully refused to speculate and kept shooting down the reporter's attempts to do so. Good job, Sully.

    July 26, 2013 at 12:43 pm |
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    Not until all of the investigation is complete will anyone know all of the answers, I hate listening to “what I think happened” reports.

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