Sully'd Be "Surprised" by Kid on His Radio

The "Miracle on the Hudson" pilot says he'd be "surprised" if he heard a child speaking to him on his cockpit radio.

But Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger says he wants to learn more about what happened last month at New York's JFK International Airport, one of the nation's busiest, before saying anything more on the matter.

An air traffic controller and his supervisor have been suspended after the controller allowed two children, one each on successive nights, to issue instructions via radio to pilots in planes.

The "surprised" remark came when "Early Show" co-anchor Maggie Rodriguez asked him what he'd think if he heard a child's voice on his cockpit radio.

Sullenberger became an instant hero in January 20090 when he landed his plane in the Hudson River shortly after takeoff without losing his cool, or any lives.

Now Sullenberger, who went on to write the book "Highest Duty," is retiring from US Airways after 30 years. He made his last flight Wednesday.

He told Rodriguez he intends to devote the bulk of his time to pressing for enhanced aviation safety and better working conditions for pilots:


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