Washington, Jan.20 (ANI): Barack Hussein Obama in a special gesture has invited Captain Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger, the hero pilot who landed the US Airways Airbus in the Hudson River last week in which all 155 passengers and crew were safe, for the inaugural ceremony, according to New York Times report.
Obama also invited all five members of the crew of Flight 1549, which had taken off from LaGuardia and moments later made a controlled landing in the Hudson, to join the inaugural ceremonies.
Besides, the President-elect had sent the pilot and crew an even more exclusive invitation - to come on board Air Force One whenever they have the chance.
Sullenberger, who has been helping with the federal investigation into the air disaster and has yet to make any public statements, has not seen his wife and daughters since he averted a possible disaster. His family is on their way to Washington from their home in Danville, Calif.
It is not clear yet where the pilot and crew will be seated at the Inaugural ceremonies, but they are expected to have prominent seats and good views of the swearing-in. (ANI)