Jeff Skiles ready to comment on A321 miracle for $20.000
Jeffrey Skiles agreed to comment "with only one condition."
Jeffrey Skiles, the co-pilot of the Airbus A320 aircraft, which landed on the Hudson River in 2009, asked Russian journalists for $20.000 for commenting on the Ural Airlines’ hard-landing A321. Temy. Glavnoe Telegram channel reports.
“Representatives of the @glavmedia editorial tried to contact Jeffrey B. Skiles, the co-pilot of the legendary flight that landed on the Hudson River in 2009, to comment on the emergency landing of the Airbus in the Moscow region. However, Mr. Skiles said that he would be able to comment on the heroic story, but with only one condition - 20 thousand dollars,” the journalists said.
On January 15, 2009, the Airbus A320 of US Airways collided with a flock of Canadian geese 1.5 minutes after takeoff, and both engines failed. The crew safely landed the plane on the water of the Hudson River in New York. All 155 people on board survived.
Many people compare this incident to the hard landing that the Airbus A321 Ural Airlines made the day before, and the commander Damir Yusupov is called the Russian Chesley Sullenberger (FAC on US Airways flight).
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