I guess if Shelly Koontz had safely landed a jet, she wouldn't have seen any jailtime.
According to an AP story, Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, the pilot who splash-landed a US Airways jetliner in the Hudson River with zero casualties, did leave one casualty behind: a book he'd borrowed from California State University.
After Sullenberger contacted the library to ask for an extension (exactly when did he think he was getting that book back to them?), the librarians decided to waive all fees, and even dedicate the replacement book to him.
"The librarians say they were struck by Sullenberger's sense of responsibility," the article explained.
While it is revealed that the book was about professional ethics, the actual title was not mentioned. I have a feeling that author is going to see salees spiking as soon as we find out, though.