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Hero Pilot Plans Return to Scene of Near Disaster

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    Hero Pilot Plans Return to Scene of Near Disaster
    Captain "Sully" even got tickets to the Super Bowl, thanks to his splash landing.

    The hero pilot who safely brought down a crippled airliner in the Hudson River is coming back to the scene of the near disaster.
        

    But Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger and the rest of the crew of US Airways Flight 1549 are returning under much different circumstances.    
    Sullenberger is set to be honored on Monday by Mayor Michael Bloomberg at City Hall, where he will receive a key to the city.
        
    He and his wife and two daughters also plan to see the hit Broadway show "South Pacific."
        
    Sullenberger set down the plane in the frigid Hudson after its engines were knocked out by bird strikes. All 155 people aboard survived.