Pilots, passengers of deadly Southwest flight on the life-changing ordeal: Part 6

"I think that it makes you realize how precious every single moment of your life is," passenger Peggy Phillips said.
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Reporter: Two weeks after southwest's crippled flight 1380 touched down, commendation from the commander-in-chief. An engine failed, crippling the aircraft. Piloted by captain tammie Jo Shults. Where's tammie? I just love that everybody was exuberant to accept the invitation, because we live in an amazing country of freedom. The actions of the crew and passengers of south west flight 1380 show the great character of our nation. We're very proud of them. We walked through the first set of security into the white house. We met the passengers and that was pretty emotional for all of us. Just to have the opportunity to meet them the other day at the white house, it was phenomenal. We're kind of one big family now. Reporter: A family that now extends to sully Sullenberger, the captain who famously navigated a heroic landing of his own. Not surprisingly, they've been in touch. He was so gracious. Spending some time just giving us some ideas of how to navigate some of the waters ahead. He sort of sees his life before that happened and after that happened. Do you feel like going forward your life is going to be radically different? I think it will be different, but, there's been some -- some pretty hard jinx in my life before. I think it will be different, but I think it'll be a good different. Reporter: What started as a routine flight has rerouted the journey of life for all of the survivors. Oh my goodness, I'm getting emotional. Reporter: Pastor Tim bourman is back in front of his congregation. Though he preaches through a very different prism now. I figured we'll just take a Sunday and talk about how to be unbroken after trauma. Reporter: Healing comes at different speeds for different people. How will it change me? Probably make me less ornery. Maybe. I think that it makes you realize how precious every single moment of your life is. I'm thankful that god put the people on that plane to land it safely. And I'm just grateful for the opportunity to -- to be here. There's a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn, and a time to dance. And we felt, I think, all of that that day. Reporter: And that hero label was almost immediate. I thought it was misfit. I don't really see myself as a hero. I did my job. Tammie Jo, we just -- we did what we're trained for. People in the back of the plane were very heroic. I mean, they paid for a seat in the back to relax and they were up and at it to help. It's always stirring when you get to see heroics in other people. It's just stirring.

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