On Wednesday, most of America and seemingly every wonk on Twitter fondly recalled the time US Airways pilot Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger III deftly and safely landed his stricken passenger jet on the Hudson River. Wednesday marked the five-year anniversary of the event, one of the first times social media and the internet far outpaced cable television and honest to goodness word of mouth in documented Sullenberger’s fantastic, life-saving maneuver.
Dallas Mavericks swingman Vince Carter was one of those offering first hand, word of mouth descriptions of the event, because it turns out that he saw both the landing and the rescue as it happened while watching in his New York apartment. Carter, then a member of the New Jersey Nets, was looking out at his window view of the Hudson River when Sullenberger manufactured his legendary moment.Read More »from Vince Carter witnessed Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger’s Hudson River landing first hand