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Ford Narrates Captain Sully's Miracle
16/12/09, 12:50pm EST

He may have flown starships, tri-motors, biplanes and even a rubber raft but actor and real life pilot Harrison Ford is narrating the story of Captain Sully's amazing water landing in a new Learning Channel documentary called; Brace for Impact this January. While he has been doing a lot of narrating, most recently for the Art Gallery of Ontario's King Tut exhibit this latest gig involves telling a story that would make even Indiana Jones sweat a bit!

The press release for the new show describes it as;

TLC today announced that the highly anticipated documentary film BRACE FOR IMPACT, about the remarkable landing of US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River by Captain Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger, III, will premiere January 10, 2010 at 9:00 PM ET/PT. Celebrated actor - and avid pilot - Harrison Ford, narrates. Produced by Daniel H. Birman Productions Inc., BRACE FOR IMPACT features interviews with Captain Sullenberger, passengers, air traffic controllers and first responders who assisted the landing. Stunning graphics, combined with compelling first- person accounts, create a 360-degree perspective of that fateful event, which gripped global attention the afternoon of January 15, 2009.

"I'm honored and gratified by the attention I've received as a result of this event. On January 15, we had a remarkably good day, and I'm proud that my crew and I were up to the task," said Captain Sullenberger. "I am sure that this documentary will convey the ongoing power of this story and its ability to touch and inspire people around the world."
The story's nerve center is Captain Sullenberger, whose heroic actions during the incident enabled him and his crew to save the lives of the 155 people on board that flight. Giving the audience an insider's view to the path he took that day, Sully will be reunited with the actual plane he landed, and will - for the first time - fly the actual route of 1549 and explain what happened and how he needed to make extreme choices while navigating a crippled aircraft over Manhattan.

While Indyfans have been thrilled at the fictional exploits of the famed adventurer/archeologist nothing can compare to the real life heroics of Captain Sullenberger. So sit back and listen to the tale of a man with nerves of steel, and be glad that there's folks out there like him!

Source: The Learning Channel

Posted by Mitchell Hallock



 

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