NEW YORK—The man who safely flew a damaged airplane to safety last year is retiring Wednesday.
Captain Chesley Sullenberger was lauded for his efforts in safely landing a North Carolina-bound aircraft in the Hudson River after the engines were damaged by birds.
Sullenberger, 59, piloted his last airplane on Wednesday after a 30-year career.
He has written a book, “Brace for Impact,” detailing his experiences.
Sullenberger has also testified in front of Congress about pilot safety since the incident.