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Chesley B. Sullenberger III

Don't count on another miracle

Don't count on another miracle

Remember Capt. Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger, the US Airways pilot who landed his Airbus A320 carrying 155 passengers safely on the Hudson River in 2009 after a flock of geese collided with the jet over New York's LaGuardia Airport and stalled both engines?

Mr. Sullenberger's cool handling of the emergency prevented what could have been one of the worst airline disasters in recent memory, and it made him an instant folk hero. It also focused national attention on the threat to commercial airliners posed by bird strikes around major airports.

But three years after what headline writers in the Big Apple called "the miracle on the Hudson," the Federal...