US Airways Flight 1549 – The Captain, First Officer, and Flight Attendants are named (and have fan clubs!)

Rightfully so, Sully’s being called a hero. Unfortunately, the co-pilot and crew aren’t getting the attention they deserve. I was unable to find information on the co-pilot, Jeff Skiles, besides this fan club on facebook…

From the website Cabin Crew News…

Much attention has been focused on the flight deck crew, and particularly the captain (and rightly so) for what appears to have been a truly remarkable water landing. However, the three flight attendants who immediately carried out the evacuation of all 150 passengers on board also deserve an enormous amount of credit for the excellent outcome of this accident. The flight attendants safely evacuated all on board in less than 90 seconds, after having virtually no warning that the aircraft was about to ditch in the river. Congratulations and praise are definitely in order for these flight attendants who made all of us so very proud!

Flight 1549 flight attendant fan club: http://www.new.facebook.com/group.php?gid=114919700467

The crew members of US Airways Flight 1549 were:

Captain Chesley B. Sullenberger, III – Age 58, joined US Airways (PSA Airlines) in 1980. He has a total of 19,663 flights hours.

First officer Jeffrey B. Skiles – Age 49, joined US Airways (USAir) in 1986. He has a total of 15,643 flight hours.

Flight attendant, Shelia Dail – Age 57, joined US Airways (Piedmont Airlines) in 1980 and has more than 28 years experience with the airline.

Flight attendant, Doreen Welsh – Age 58, joined US Airways (Allegheny Airlines) in 1970 and has more than 38 years experience with the airline.

Flight attendant, Donna Dent – Age 51, joined US Airways (Piedmont Airlines) in 1982 and has more than 26 years experience with the airline.

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Heather Poole View All →

Yeah, that's me, the one standing in the aisle wearing flammable polyester...

5 Comments Leave a comment

  1. Congrats to the cabin crew..
    Their action during this ditching, gave a response for those who think that Crew Members should be young to perform safety procedures..as many people still think in countries such as brazil..
    Cheers
    Nelson

  2. I still get goosebumps any time I read about or see pictures of this. It was an amazing job done by ALL the crew. Talk about performance under pressure!!

  3. I was sitting in Kuwait with my entire 747 crew (we had just dropped off a group of soldiers and were waiting to head back to Amsterdam) when I picked up my phone and saw that the captain was being hailed a hero. Instantly the cabin crew felt a kind of hit in the tummy.

    Proud of the captain for a great landing but for no mention at all of the cabin crew evacuating the airplane in such a short time just pinches my nerves. It’s annoying.

    SO thank you for mentioning the cabin crew Heather, I’ll have to let another one of my flight attendant friends know they aren’t always getting ignored.

    Brandi

  4. Bless FA’s Dail, Welsh, Dent…I agree the Captain is a hero…BUT…had the plane sunk, the FA’s saved everyone.
    I hope I have the opportunity to fly with these FA’s someday.

    Lewis

  5. Bless FA’s Dail, Welsh, Dent…I agree the Captain is a hero…BUT…had the plane sunk, the FA’s saved everyone.
    I hope I have the opportunity to fly with these FA’s someday.

    Lewis

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