Transcript for Capt. Sullenberger on 'terrifying hours' after emergency landing
Were you aware of the passengers'. Reactions are feeling so now moment when you were making those decisions in guiding the plane down here in the Hudson. I never had any extraneous thoughts in those few seconds that we had and I didn't allow myself to and I didn't. Have an inclination to have never thought about my family and ever thought about anything other. Controlling the flight path than solving each problem inter until finally we solve them is several training or is out from just you within you. I think it's both I think. People with certain temperament gravitate toward certain jobs. Implying a certainly one of those and I think the training and experience we develop. Tends to make us more that way it's it develops and you and ability to summon up from someone somewhere where there. This ability to create. And a sense of cult professional cult. But we weren't Coleman couldn't be called this dress was too intense but we had that focus on talk about to have to deal to do the job in spite of stressful it. Right now today are looking at all of these tall buildings. And all of the other possible outcomes is that weigh heavily on you every time you see this New York skyline do you think about that. I think about not only what we did but what everybody else. All the pieces have to come together. This group of strangers have to rise to the occasion and just make sure that they saved every life the rescuers the first responders and new York and New Jersey. The passengers themselves. Passengers and crew had to help out. An elderly passenger who have been boarded a wheelchair. They had to help a young family of four that included a nine month old child. I had that thought occurred we might have lost someone I was I was deathly afraid after the landing was accomplished and we pulled that off. That someone might slip into the water unnoticed and drowned or succumb to hypothermia. I was on pins and needles for four. Terrifying hours until finally that evening still in the hospital being evaluated I got the word that it was official every one every count everyone was safe. That only then could. Fueled the weight of the university looked at all heart.
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