Hero

Hudson River Pilot Credits Crew

Chesley Sullenberger, the US Airways miracle pilot, yesterday returned to his home in Danville, Calif., and was met by thousands of cheering, flag-waving fans. Sullenberger humbly deferred to his "experienced crew" and told the gathered crowd, "We were simply doing the job we were trained to do." The hero pilot has stayed out of the public eye since Jan. 15, when he successfully landed Flight 1549 in the Hudson River despite losing power in both engines. His first media interview will be with Katie Couric for 60 Minutes and is expected to air Feb. 8.