“Miracle on the Hudson” survivor tells her side of the story after she relives the experience while watching the new film “Sully”. According to Maryann Bruce, the media and aviation has twisted the story to make it less horrific to keep people in seats.
From the view of aviation and media, the “miracle on the Hudson” was an “emergency landing” when in actuality, they had CRASHED. The engine was out and the back of the plane was ripped off, how is that not a crash?. Maryann says they use terms like “they didn’t land in the water”, “they landed on it”. And with a simple twist of words, the public’s faith is flying is restored and the bottom line intact.
While a crash is what Maryann had experienced, she understands why it’s been dubbed what it has. Either way, it still remains a miracle that all survived and for that Maryann is grateful.
Daily Mail had this to say:
Sully, the incredible true story of how a pilot landed a plane in the middle of New York City, has landed in the box office as successfully as Flight 1549 did on the Hudson River.
The Clint Eastwood movie about Chesley Sullenberger’s 2009 feat – which was dubbed the ‘Miracle on the Hudson’ after everyone on board survived – raked in $35.5 million on its opening weekend.
Now one of the passengers who survived the real-life accident has recounted that terrifying day.
And while Maryann Bruce approved of the Clint Eastwood film, in an exclusive interview with DailyMail.com she challenged the view that what happened was an emergency landing.
‘When I’m talking to people and they’re like, “Oh, you were on that plane that did an emergency landing in the Hudson,” I’m like, “Time out. As far as I’m concerned it’s not an emergency landing. We crashed,”‘ she told DailyMail.com.