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Reminder Flight 1549 Documentary Airs on TLC Sunday Night


January 7, 2010Former EAA Young Eagles Chairman, actor Harrison Ford, provides the narration for a new documentary that features one of the new co-chairmen who succeeded him. Brace for Impact, scheduled to premiere January 10 at 9 p.m. EDT (8 p.m. Central) on The Learning Channel (TLC), examines the landing of US Airways Flight 1549 in New York’s Hudson River a year ago by Capt. Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger and First Officer Jeff Skiles. They safely ditched the Airbus A320 airliner on the river after a bird strike caused the plane to lose power in both engines on January 15, 2009.

The one-hour program features interviews with Sullenberger, passengers, air traffic controllers, and first responders who assisted in the extraordinary landing in which no fatalities occurred.

“I’m honored and gratified by the attention I’ve received as a result of this event. On January 15, we had a remarkably good day, and I’m proud that my crew and I were up to the task,” Sullenberger said. “I am sure that this documentary will convey the ongoing power of this story and its ability to touch and inspire people around the world.”

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