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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Legends in flight were honored Saturday night at a special event in Balboa Park.

The International Air and Space Hall of Fame commemorates air pioneers who have made a significant difference in the field.

One of those inducted at this evening's sold out ceremony was US Airways Pilot Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger.

He captured headlines when he daringly landed an airliner right in the Hudson River five years ago.

He shared with CBS News 8 how he felt as the plane went down.

"I could feel my blood pressure and my pulse shoot up. I got tunnel vision from it. But we had a job to do in spite of it," he said. 

 


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Thanks to the heroics of the captain his crew and the first-responders, all 155 passengers on board that flight escaped safely.

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