Forced-Landing Crewmember: My Training Kicked In

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WICHITA—After 38 years of flying, Doreen Welsh, a flight attendant on board US Airways Flight 1549, heard the three words she had trained for all of her career: “Brace for impact.” “Never did I believe I would ever hear them,” Welsh said. On Jan. 15, 2009, her years of training—and repetition—paid...
Molly McMillin

Molly McMillin, a 25-year aviation journalist, is managing editor of business aviation for the Aviation Week Network and editor-in-chief of The Weekly of Business Aviation, an Aviation Week market intelligence report.

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