Hanks, Eastwood team up for Hudson emergency landing drama 'Sully'

September 7, 2016 9:21 AM

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NEW YORK Clint Eastwood directs Oscar winner Tom Hanks in "Sully", a biographical drama about the pilot behind the 2009 successful emergency plane landing in the Hudson River.

On January 15, 2009, Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger landed U.S. Airways Flight 1549 in the river after both engines lost thrust after the aircraft struck a flock of geese following take-off from New York's LaGuardia airport.

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