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  • “But as soon as the plane encountered the birds and the engines quit nearly simultaneously, Captain Sullenberger, 58, took over.

    ‘My aircraft,’ he announced to his first officer, using the standard phrasing and protocol drilled into airline crews.

    ‘Your aircraft,’ Mr. Skiles responded.�?

    The New York Times, 1549 to Tower: ‘We’re Gonna End Up in the Hudson’ , by Matthew L. Wald and Al Baker, January 17, 2009

    January 18, 2009