Safety rec­om­men­da­tions un­ful­filled 7 years after crash

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - NEWS -

More than seven years after an air­line cap­tain saved 155 lives by ditch­ing his crip­pled air­liner in the Hud­son River, now the ba­sis of a new movie, most of the safety rec­om­men­da­tions stem­ming from the ac­ci­dent haven’t been car­ried out.

Of the 35 rec­om­men­da­tions made by the Na­tional Trans­porta­tion Safety Board in re­sponse to the in­ci­dent in­volv­ing US Air­ways Flight 1549, only six have been suc­cess­fully com­pleted. Four­teen of the rec­om­men­da­tions is­sued to the Fed­eral Avi­a­tion Ad­min­is­tra­tion and its Euro­pean coun­ter­part, EASA, are marked by the NTSB as “closed-un­ac­cept­able.”

The movie “Sully,” which opened in the­aters last week, cel­e­brates how vet­eran pi­lot Ch­es­ley “Sully” Sul­len­berger, played by Tom Hanks, along with his co-pi­lot, flight at­ten­dants, air traf­fic con­trollers, ferry boat op­er­a­tors and first re­spon­ders did their jobs with pro­fes­sion­al­ism and com­pe­tence, avert­ing a po­ten­tial tragedy.

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