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January 15th, 2009
07:01 PM ET

Wife of pilot reacts to crash

The plane entered the water Thursday afternoon following a failed takeoff, the FAA says.

The plane entered the water Thursday afternoon following a failed takeoff, the FAA says.

Producer Richard Davis spoke to the wife of pilot C.B. “Sully” Sullenberger on the phone. Here’s her brief statement:

CNN: How is he?

Lori Sullenberger: “He’s ok”

CNN: How did you hear about the incident? What are you feeling?

Lori Sullenberger: “I was stunned. I hadn’t been watching the news. I’ve heard “Sully” say to people ‘it’s rare for an airline pilot to have an incident in their career’. When he called me he said ‘there’s been an accident. At first I thought it was something minor, but then he told me the circumstances and my body started shaking and I rushed to get our daughters out of school.”


Filed under: Airline Safety
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  1. Allan

    A good honest man doing a good honest job ............. the world needs more people who put others lives and interests before their own. It is so nice to hear some good news out of the USA. I am so glad to finally see all the hard work that air crews around the world put into their risky careers payoff. You can all be proud of yourselves today ..... today you went one-up.

    January 16, 2009 at 9:02 am |
  2. Sheila O'Kane

    Captain Sullenberger and his crew are heroes to say the least. I believe that we are all connected at our core. Captain Sullenberger saved not only his passengers but in a way he save a part of all of us. Thank you Captain Sullenberger for your extraordinary presence and skill and for doing your job so very well.

    January 16, 2009 at 6:45 am |
  3. Jaison From NYC

    God is Great and he is always with human kind...i believe everyone in plane they had faith in God that's why God was with them and he saved them. so people who do not believe in God please do your math and start believing in God and start doing good for human kind.

    January 16, 2009 at 3:02 am |
  4. Gretchen Dees

    Mr. Sullenberger must be an incredible individual to keep such control in this kind of situation. What a blessing it is that all these lives will continue because he and others were prepared!

    January 16, 2009 at 12:42 am |
  5. Sabapathi

    sincere thanks to Mr. Sully's effort.

    January 15, 2009 at 11:19 pm |
  6. Sabapathi

    What a great man? You can be proud of your husband.

    January 15, 2009 at 11:08 pm |
  7. Annie Kate

    What a phone call to have gotten from her husband. I hope that she and the families of the other crew members and the passengers do ok – I can't even begin to imagine the scare they all had.

    January 15, 2009 at 8:05 pm |