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Thu Jun 23, 2022, 08:09 PM

'Miracle on the Hudson' pilot stepping down from international post

Source: Reuters

WASHINGTON/MONTREAL (Reuters) -C.B. "Sully" Sullenberger, the commercial pilot who safely landed an Airbus A320 on New York's Hudson River in 2009 after hitting a flock of geese, said on Thursday he would step down as U.S. envoy to an international aviation group on July 1.

Sullenberger was confirmed in December as U.S ambassador to the International Civil Aviation Organization based in Montreal. He said in a statement that "relinquishing my role" was not an easy decision but did not offer a reason for his departure after just over six months.

The announcement comes a month after Sullenberger raised concerns about attempts by regional airlines to reduce pilot requirements that he warned would weaken safety.

A State Department spokesperson said Sullenberger's "indisputable credibility on aviation safety and security matters reinforced American leadership on those issues and strengthened our nationís partnerships across the globe."

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 08:52 PM

1. All the best to to him

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Thu Jun 23, 2022, 09:52 PM

2. Sully is the best. nt

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Thu Jun 23, 2022, 10:12 PM

3. Love this dude. But, time for high speed rail.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 11:05 PM

4. Actually, his reasoning is right there.


In May, he voiced his "serious concerns about attempts by regional airlines to reduce pilot requriments that he wawrned would weaken safety."

Why remain in a position you were hired for to address safety in the skies if people are NOT going to listen ? If these puddle-jumpers are putting profit margins ahead of air safety - and peoples' lives - why would he want to continue in that role ? His resignation sends a powerful message.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Jun 24, 2022, 07:39 AM

5. Could be that he is 71 years old

and maybe decided that he has devoted enough of his life to work and service.

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