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Sullenberger: 'I'm not a hero'

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A pilot who safely landed 155 passengers and crew after his US Airways plane hit a flock of birds has received the highest award given by the Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators, the Masters' Medal. Captain Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger safely brought the aircraft down in the Hudson River shortly after it came into difficulty after taking off from La Guardian airport in New York, last January. Captain Sullenberger has written a book, Highest Duty, about his 42-year career. James Naughtie spoke to "Sully" Sullenberger about the Hudson River flight.

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