Do you remember “The Miracle on The Hudson”? In case you don’t, on January 15, 2009, U.S. Airways Flight 1549 took off from LaGuardia Airport with 155 souls on board headed to Charlotte, North Carolina. The plane made fateful contact with a flock of geese, which resulted in catastrophic engine failure. Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger III and First Officer Jeffrey Skiles managed to land the plane on the Hudson River with zero loss of life. The landing was described by the National Transportation and Safety Board (NTSB) as one of “the most successful ditchings in aviation history,” (Olshan). Captain Sully and First Officer Skiles were hailed as heroes. Sully seeks to undermine this perfect, uplifting story by undermining and demonizing the NTSB, turning them into cartoonish antagonists for the sake of dramatic tension, while also offering a window into the lives of the two pilots during the stressful period after the crash.
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