Sully Could Have Made it Back to the AirportS

When US Air Flight 1549 hit some birds and lost power nigh upon 15 months ago, hero captain Sully Sullenberger heroically landed in the Hudson River, saving all aboard. One minor quibble: he could have landed safely at the airport.

The final report from crash investigators comes out today, and whoops: "Pilots who used simulators to recreate the accident-including suddenly losing both engines after sucking in birds at 2,500 feet-repeatedly managed to safely land their virtual airliners at La Guardia."

"The Miracle at La Guardia?" Sully doesn't think so. Heroes don't land at airports. Duh.
[WSJ]