We are very proud and delighted to announce that the Jason’s Cradle will feature in the new Clint Eastwood and Tom Hanks movie “Sully” to be released this autumn.
The film tells the story of the events surrounding the “Miracle on The Hudson.” On January 15th 2009 U.S. Airlines flight 1549 lost both engines and the pilot, Captain Chesley “Sully”Sullenberger, was forced to make an emergency landing on the Hudson River in New York.
Fortunately for Sully and his 155 passengers and crew the NY Waterways ferries were able to attend immediately and deploy their Jason’s Cradles to retrieve everyone quickly and safely from the freezing water.
All NY Waterways ferries are equipped with the Jason’s Cradle man overboard personnel retrieval device. We are very proud of the part we played in ensuring the safety of all souls on flight 1549 that day. We are also very excited that our product, made exclusively by us here in the UK, is to feature in this terrific new movie.
You can see the movie trailer now on YouTube (http://bit.ly/294FrvV) which includes footage of the ferries deploying their Jason’s Cradles. Sully premieres in the US on September 9th and here in the UK on December 2nd 2016.
We can’t wait to see it!