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"Sully" Gets the Bird in D.C.

1/21/2009 5:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

According to Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger -- revenge tastes like chicken.

TMZ has learned the most famous pilot on the planet made his first public appearance in D.C. last night, at a low-key dinner with some members of his heroic flight crew and several passengers from Flight 1549. The name of the restaurant -- Hudson... Seriously.

Sully was a rockstar, shaking hands with a steady flow of admirers in the restaurant -- which by the way, is great.

Now the best part: As if to take revenge on the birds that brought down his jet, Sully dined on buttermilk fried chicken.


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Chicken marinated in buttermilk and then fried is divine!! However, I doubt the "boy's" at TMZ know anything about fried chicken. It is a southern thing.

Sully is truly a hero and should be commended for saving every life on that plane!

2101 days ago

PEPSI Generation    

The plane was designed to land in water!.Great landing

2101 days ago


that'z nice to hear cuz canadian geese iz much too salty..............

2101 days ago


A true American hero. Sully, you saved so many lives. God bless you.

2101 days ago


How come there is no mention of the co-pilot? Its take 2 people to fly a plane.

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2101 days ago

PEPSI Generation    

The plane had defects and should not have been flying....but if you stick the landing than you can fly again.

2101 days ago


God Bless this man that saved the crew and passengers aboard his plane. He did not panic in this crisis and did exactly what he had been taught to do all along. Regardless of this plane being designed to land on water or not, it still takes logical thinking and a calm demeanor to execute the actions needed for a safe landing. I applaud this man for saving so many lives. God Bless him, his entire crew and all the passengers.

2101 days ago

PEPSI Generation    

Better pretrip next time?

2101 days ago


America needs and wants A HERO...but if you look closely we are all about the same.The airlines is to be blamed here and is paying hush hush money.Yes the steady hand and airtime plus his airforce flight time all gave him waht he wanted to asve lifes that should`nt have been put in danger in the first place.Had he failed to stick the landing he would now be blamed for the accident.Just try to survive don`t try to be a hero and you are one.Airlines should fess up!.for this mess UP

2101 days ago


How is eating a chicken "avenging" a bird?

2101 days ago


I hope you and your flight crew are having a wonderful time - you deserve it. Kids, this is what a hero looks like!!

2101 days ago

Avenge, revenge, whatever    

You had it right with your opening statement "revenge". Had did not avenge the birds. If anything, he avenged the plane by eating fowl. Dummies. Oh well. No use trying to find the "prosper" wording or anything "light" that. Close enough, right?

2100 days ago


A little freaked by the lady with the blood red nails and anorexic hands in the background, creepy.

2100 days ago


If the plane looks like crap don`t get on it...He lost a turbine that had problems before the plane went up.I would`nt have gotten on this fight IF I had any view of the logs and I sure as shielt would`nt have taken it up.Bad record keeping and cheap ass airlines about cost many thier lifes.They should be ground untill they sort out the problems.If the crew knew they should have taken a better airbus up.MONEY MONEY MONEY puts bad airbusses in the skys and sullys try to save them.Should`nt have happen in the first place!.Birds are herded away from the runways by air cannons WHAT happened here will take years to find out.RADars should have also shown the BIRDS.

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