'Miracle on the Hudson' Co-Pilot Visits Rochester

September 22, 2017 09:55 PM

ABC 6 New)- It's been over 8 years, but many people still remember what has now been dubbed, "The Miracle on the Hudson", in New York City.

Captain Chelsey Sullenberger, one of the men responsible for performing that miracle had a copilot that sometimes goes unnoticed.


Friday, First Officer Jeff Skiles talked to Mayo Clinic employees about his experience on Jan.15, 2009, when he and Sully made an emergency landing in the Hudson River, saving all 155 people on board.

"I am probably very very cautious compared to most pilots, but that’s actually good because caution is something that keeps you safe.” said Skiles.

Despite the incident, Officer Skiles said he still loves to fly and has no plans to retire anytime soon.


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