Heaven can wait: Chesley Sullenberger live, in “US Airways Flight 1549 Full Cockpit Recording”
To try to counter the sickening economic news, remember another horror story that actually had a happy ending.
Sully Sullenberger knows what “sickening” feels like, although his voice in the above cockpit recording doesn’t reveal it. Now, Sully is talking in detail about his astounding, life-saving jet landing on January 15 in the Hudson River, as the Post reports this morning:
First came the bird strike. Then everything went dead silent.
“It was the worst, sickening, pit-of-your-stomach, falling-through-the-floor feeling I’ve ever felt in my life,” hero pilot Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger III told CBS’s 60 Minutes, according to excerpts released yesterday.
“I knew immediately it was very bad,” he said in the interview, set to air Sunday at 7 p.m.
When asked if he wondered how he could get the crippled plane down safely, Sullenberger said he was just stunned.
“My initial reaction was one of disbelief,” he said.
And now for some bad news that only seems unbelievable…
NO PARTICULAR ORDER:
N.Y. Times: ‘In the Red, Toyota Sees Loss Tripling’
N.Y. Daily News: ‘N.Y.C. so costly you need to earn six figures to make middle class’
N.Y. Daily News: ‘More soldiers committed suicide in January than killed by Al Qaeda’
N.Y. Daily News: ‘Butt-grabbing pervert strikes for 5th time in Gramercy Park’
Wall Street Journal: ‘Anti-Arab Israeli Party Surges’
N.Y. Observer: ‘New York’s Stimulus Take: At Least $41 Billion’
Newsday: ‘Ruth Bader Ginsburg hospitalized with pancreatic cancer’
N.Y. Post: ’10 YRS. LATER, RED TAPE KEEPS DIALLO MOM FROM HIS GRAVE’
N.Y. Times: ‘Pakistani Nuclear Scientist Set Free’
A Pakistani court declared disgraced nuclear scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan free on Friday, ending five years of house arrest for the man at the center of the world’s most serious proliferation scandal.
Khan, lionized by many Pakistanis as the father of the country’s atomic bomb, confessed to selling nuclear secrets to Iran, North Korea and Libya in 2004, but was immediately pardoned by the government, although his movements were restricted to effective house arrest.
N.Y. Daily News: ‘Does New Jersey smell? Just ask the folks who live there…’
N.Y. Post: ‘UNIFORMLY ABSURD’
New uniforms for everyone!
The massive $900 billion stimulus bill making its way through Congress would require the feds to purchase up to 100,000 uniforms for the Transportation Security Administration and other Department of Homeland Security workers — a provision critics say won’t do anything to spark the economy.
N.Y. Post: ‘”CUT!” & RUN LOOMS: NY OUT OF FILM LURE$’
Wall Street Journal: ‘When People Stop Moving, So Do Congressional Seats’
Seeking Alpha: ‘The Next American Revolution: Main Street vs. Wall Street’
Wall Street Journal: ‘Toyota Flags $3.84 Billion Full-Year Loss’
N.Y. Post: ‘MIKE SCOFFS AT ELEX-CASH CAP’
Wall Street Journal: ‘Deutsche Bank Fallen Trader Left Behind $1.8 Billion Hole’
N.Y. Times: ‘In New York City, an Aromatic Mystery Solved’
N.Y. Daily News: ‘Judge might toss damning evidence against Barry Bonds’
N.Y. Post: ‘BABY MAMA OUT FITTY MIL’
Bloomberg: ‘Fertility Drugs Don’t Raise Ovarian Cancer Risk, Study Shows’
Seeking Alpha: ‘Why Are the Fed and Treasury Working Against Each Other?’
Seeking Alpha: ‘Sleepwalking to Economic Oblivion’
Wall Street Journal: ‘Nations Rush to Establish New Barriers to Trade’
N.Y. Post: ‘SPITZER GAL BARES EXEC HO $CANDAL’
Wall Street Journal: ‘Obama Turns Up Heat, Slams GOP Ideas’
Wall Street Journal: ‘Panetta Hearing Focuses on Bush-Era CIA Challenges’
Wall Street Journal: ‘U.S. Presses Europe for Aid in Afghanistan Amid Political Chill With Russia’