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Flight 1549 crew gets laughs on 'Letterman'

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NEW YORK (AP) - The hero pilot who safely ditched his crippled airliner on the Hudson River has talked to the president, the mayor of New York and now, David Letterman.

Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger and his fellow crew members from US Airways Flight 1549 got to have a little fun with the dramatic story last night on CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman."

According to the show's transcript: Letterman mentioned a passenger who opened a door in the rear of the plane, letting in river water until it was closed again. Sullenberger jokingly replied, "I think it was Steve Martin who did that," referring to the comedian.

The captain even poked a bit of fun at himself, talking about his nickname, "With a name like Chesley, Sully is just going to have to happen."

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