A day many New Yorkers will remember well is January 15, 2009. It is a day known as “The Miracle on the Hudson.” United Flight 1549 had just taken off from LaGuardia Airport when it struck a flock of birds causing it to lose both engines. Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger (Tom Hanks) realized getting back to the airport was not possible and pulled off an unbelievable water landing on the Hudson River. The most miraculous aspect about the whole incident is not one passenger or crew member lost their lives.
This is the story most people already know. However, there is one we don’t know about. Since this was classified as a “crash” the bureaucrats needed someone to blame. While most of the country hailed Captain Sully as a hero, there were some who wanted to label him as the goat as they believed he could have made it back to the airport.