In 2009, pilot Chelsey ‘Sully’ Sullenberger landed US Airways flight 1549 in the Hudson River after it hit a flock of geese shortly after takeoff, averting disaster and saving the lives of all 155 passengers.
Now the story of the event – and its aftermath – has been brought to the screen by Tom Hanks and director Clint Eastwood.
The newly-released trailer shows Hanks as the unlikely hero, saving the plane before dealing with the personal and professional fall-out that came after.
The film is based on Sullenberger’s book Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters, and also stars Aaron Eckhart as Sully’s co-pilot, Jeff Skiles, and Laura Linney as his wife Lorraine.
It’s released in the UK as Sully: Miracle on the Hudson on December 2.
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