Captain Sully

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On January 15th 2009, Captain Chelsea Sullenberger never would have imagined to land an Airbus A320 on the Hudson river. It all happened when flight 1549 took off to Seattle carrying 155 passengers on board. Suddenly, a series of birds crashed into his left engine, leaving captain sully in a complicated situation where he either must decide to land on the closest airport, or land it on the Hudson river. He chose to land on the river which he knew was very risky for him and for his crew. Thankfully, this incident left all 155 passengers on flight alive. One might think that this was the best for captain Sully’s career. In fact, the risk that was associated with landing a plane into a river, after the ways the plane could cause a horrendous collision,…show more content…
Captain Sully received all the attention he could get from every media outlet in New York. People had a sudden heroic impression of him. Who wouldn’t? he did something that no one in airplane history has done. This idea about getting sudden fame is discussed in Sean Redmond’s novel celebrity and the media. It is called a Celetoid, and Captain Sully is an example of a celetoid during this time because he was a temporary headliner/ celebrity for the city of New York. In addition, he got other people to do chores for him. For example, one of the hosts attending captain Sully at his hotel told him that she would do anything for him after his landing. She stated” anything for captain Sully” (Sully Movie). In addition, as Captain Chelsea Sullenberger discusses how he gets more appreciation overtime. “And I’ve gotten a greater appreciation for people’s need to feel that way” (Sully Speaks out). In this interview, he is trying to make the audience understand that he always carries the plane’s responsibility on his hands, no matter what criticism. To add, in this interview he points out how people around the world, specially pilots are inspired of him by his actions: “because of the way it happened when it happened and the way that it continues to touch and inspire people, even people not associated with this flight” (Sully Speaks out). I agree…show more content…
The way people loved at him and accused him at the same time before and after his investigation is very controversial because he is an example of a celebrity metronome, although he knew what he did was the best option he could take, he was still worried for losing all the hard work he has done as a pilot so far. In addition, we can conclude that before researching the flight, the public loved Captain Sully, while the investigators did not. After the decision for the board of members, both the public and the media glorify him. This event did well for Captain Sully because after it, he accomplished many goals. Most importantly Captain Sully moved on. Johnny Dodd and Michele Boudin advocate this idea in their article “After the Miracle”. Here they highlight how Captain Sully worked with a motion picture over the next months following the flight. He also went over different shows like CBS for interviews and published books concerning the
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