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Chesley Sullenberger

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Birthday
23, 1951
Birthplace
Denison, TX
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
23, 1951 (age 67)
Birthplace
Denison, TX

About

Famous U.S. Airways pilot and hero who safely landed a passenger jet on the Hudson River.

Before Fame

At 16, he learned to fly in an Aeronca 7DC from a private airstrip near his home. He studied at the U.S. Air Force Academy and holds two Master's degrees.

Trivia

He was ranked #2 in TIME Magazine's 2009 list of the Top 100 Most Influential Heroes and Icons.

Family Life

He and his wife, Lorrie Sullenberger, adopted two daughters.

Associated With

He was portrayed by Tom Hanks in the movie Sully.