'Darling, I've just had an accident': The amazing calm of the airline pilot who landed on the Hudson River

'Darling, I've just had an accident': The amazing calm of the airline pilot who landed on the Hudson River

'Darling, I've just had an accident': The amazing calm of the airline pilot who landed on the Hudson River

By David Gardner for MailOnline Updated: 20:34 GMT, 17 January 2009

The man who saved 155 lives in the Miracle on the Hudson has been revealed as a master not only of flying, but also of understatement.

A passenger who shared a life raft with Captain Chesley B. Sullenberger III told how he emotionally thanked the pilot on behalf of all the survivors.

The reply was simply: 'You're welcome.'

So proud: Lorraine Sullenberger, flanked by daughters Kate, right, and Kelly, left, fights back tears of pride for her husband as she spoke to the media yesterday

Escape: Passengers had no option but to stand on the plane's wings in the immediate aftermath of the crash

Once ashore, the captain, a father of two teenage daughters, phoned his wife Lorraine at home in California to tell her: 'There's been an accident,...
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