Pilot Who Landed Plane In Hudson River To Visit South Florida

SUNRISE (CBSMiami) — The U.S. Airways captain who landed a jet liner in the Hudson River is making a stop in South Florida.

Captain Chelsey “Sully” Sullenberger landed flight 1549 in the river to avoid crashing in 2009, saving the lives of 155 people on board.

Rescue crews secure a US Airways flight 1549 floating in the water after it crashed into the Hudson River January 15, 2009 in New York City. The Airbus 320 craft crashed shortly after take-off from LaGuardia Airport heading to Charlotte, North Carolina. (Source: Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

Rescue crews secure a US Airways flight 1549 floating in the water after it crashed into the Hudson River January 15, 2009 in New York City. The Airbus 320 craft crashed shortly after take-off from LaGuardia Airport heading to Charlotte, North Carolina. (Source: Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

On Saturday, May 10 he will give a commencement speech to the 2014 graduating class at Nova Southeastern University.

The graduation will bet at the BB&T Center in Sunrise and starts at 4: 00 p.m.

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