Dating in New York: as Simple as Surviving a Plane Crash

Adrian Chen · 12/13/09 11:53PM

Dating in New York can seem like rolling a pair of dice directly into a venomous snake's mouth. In fact, the easiest way to find a significant other in this city is probably surviving a plane crash with them.

At Last, Sully Asks for Something

Owen Thomas · 02/24/09 02:56PM

The saintly hero-pilot of Flight 1549 has at last looked to cash in on his heroism! Thank goodness. Waiting for Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger to drop this shoe was killing us.

Hero Pilot Cheats on Katie Couric

Ryan Tate · 02/03/09 02:02AM

After promising himself to CBS, pilot Chesley Sullenberger gave an interview to ESPN. Katie Couric should have known. "Sully" may be dreamy, and is definitely a hero, but he's also a media heartbreaker.

Jet-Crash Tapes Show Instant Disaster, Calm Crew

Ryan Tate · 01/19/09 01:48AM

Cockpit recorders on US Airways Flight 1549 indicate both engines failed at 3,200 feet, soon after takeoff, federal officials said. The crew was reportedly very collected, including the flight attendants, now official heroes.

First Footage of Sully's Miracle Water Landing

Gabriel Snyder · 01/17/09 01:00PM

The plane comes down into the water right around the two minute mark and it's very grainy. But that blur of silver does give you a sense of just how smoothly Chelsey B. Sullenberger III was able to touch down. The rest shows the first minutes of passengers exiting onto the wings and the first ferry boat arriving to their rescue. Given that the US Airways flight went down in one of the most densely populated places on earth under virtual police-state surveillance, we actually expected more footage than this to come out. [Update As commenter Claire Buoyant points out, the BBC has clips from two other angles.] Still, this will do for now.

Hero of the Hudson

Ryan Tate · 01/15/09 07:06PM

Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger, III was the last person to leave US Airways Flight 1549 — a true captain, he swept the center aisle twice to ensure no one else was still on board.