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Transportation Committee Hearing On US Airways Flight 1549

Posted on by Karina

Today, the Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Aviation is holding a hearing to receive testimony on the US Airways Flight 1549 Accident. On January 15, 2009, US Airways Flight 1549 ditched into the Hudson River at approximately 3:30 pm following a double-engine failure while in route to Charlotte Douglas International Airport. There were 150 passengers onboard and five flight crew. All 155 people onboard survived.

Capt. Chesley B Sullenberger III Testifies:

First Officer Jeffrey B. Skiles Testifies:

Flight Attendants Sheila Dail, Doreen Welsh, and Donna Dent Testify:

Air Traffic Control Specialist Patrick Harten Testifies:

Read prepared testimony:
Panel 1

Capt. Chesley B Sullenberger III

First Officer Jeffrey B. Skiles

Flight Attendant Sheila Dail

Flight Attendant Doreen Welsh

Flight Attendant Donna Dent

Mr. Patrick F. Harten

Panel 2

The Honorable Robert L. Sumwalt III

Ms. Margaret Gilligan

Captain John Prater

Ms. Candice K. Kolander

Mr. Mark Reis

Mr. John E. Ostrom

Mr. John Carey

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