'Hero Pilot' Saves Passengers' Lives After Landing Plane on Pennsylvania Highway

'Hero Pilot' Saves Passengers' Lives After Landing Plane on Pennsylvania Highway

July 21, 2020



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Following the safe landing, the police department showed up to the scene, where they "ensured the safety of all involved," including the plane's two passengers, and relayed information of the incident to federal authorities.

Photos were also posted to the police department's Facebook, showing the plane on the Pennsylvania highway, which had been closed, surrounded by police vehicles.

The highway was later reopened and officials are currently investigating the incident, according to NBC affiliate WCAU.

"Just another night on 422," the Exeter Township Police Department wrote. "Well done young man!"

Finishing their post, the police referred to the pilot as the "#ExeterSully" — a nod to Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, who safely landed a plane on the Hudson River in 2009 after a flock of Canada geese flew into the plane and knocked out both engines.

Captain Sully  saved the lives of all 153 passengers and crew members on board, and the event eventually became dubbed as the Miracle on the Hudson.

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