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Sully -- Silence Was Plane "Shocking"

2/3/2009 3:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Chesley SullenbergerWhat was the "Oh hell no" moment for Hudson hero pilot Chesley Sullenberger during his amazing splash landing? Total silence of the plane's engines.

Sully talked for the first time about the crash, since the crash, and tells ESPN, "It was very quiet as we worked, my co-pilot and I ... But to have zero thrust coming out of those engines was shocking – the silence." And he admits, despite his chill demeanor, it was all "turmoil" inside.

Side question: How will Katie Couric feel about Sully's non-silence?

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1.

DARKMAN    

YES yes "DO" you want to join my NEW united states of africa?.

2032 days ago
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Jake    

As a single engine land licensed pilot, i praise you Sully. You are tops. A tough job done exceptionally well. Great work. I am so glad you did not go on couric's show. She would most likely have only asked you what newspaper you were reading when the engines quit. That is about the limit of her journalistic ability. narrow minded elitist liberal snob. I am SO GLAD you held yourself above her and her liberal snobbery. Great job, I would fly with you any day, anytime, with or without engines.

2031 days ago
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Ooooo Noooo!    

Katie Couric is going to turn on him, you watch. She'll rip him up because he "cheated" on her with ESPN. My advice: stay the hell away from the bee-itch!

2031 days ago
4.

Mary    

To Katie Couric: "Sully is just not into you and your a has been"

2031 days ago
5.

Will    

Sully's a hero; Katie's a zero.

2031 days ago
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KM    

Nobody should ever grant Katy an interview , she has no morals. HANG IT UP GUMS!

2031 days ago
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Dave In Tulsa    

She sucks, but wouldn't dare get in his face. He's an American hero and if she gets cross with him, she'll really look like a b*tch.

2031 days ago
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Katerina    

Katie Couric isn't worthy to be in the same room with Sully, let alone interview him.

2031 days ago
9.

Jackie    

This man is a hero and no one should say a word for him speaking to whoever he chooses.

2031 days ago
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ltibbs    

why in god's name did they give the interview to the dumb overpaid self ego katie?????????????????????? she is a has been and they need to get rid of her.

2031 days ago

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