‘Miracle on the Hudson’ flight attendant to speak Oct. 28Tweet
Sheila Dail, a US Airways flight attendant who helped evacuate passengers on Flight 1549 when it crash-landed in the Hudson River, will speak at the Binghamton University Forum at noon Oct. 28, at Traditions at the Glen, in Johnson City.
The plane was bound for Charlotte, N.C., on Jan. 15, 2009, when it struck a flock of birds on takeoff from LaGuardia Airport. Pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger maneuvered the jet over New York City and landed in the water. Dail and her two fellow flight attendants, with more than 92 years of professional experience among them, assisted passengers onto the wing or into rescue boats.
In her talk, “What a Difference a Day Makes,” Dail will share her Flight 1549 experience and the effect the “Miracle on the Hudson” has had on her life.