Aviation attorney Charles Brewer comments on the US Air flight 1549 crash

US Airways pilot, Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger ditched his disabled jetliner, US Air flight 1549 into the frigid Hudson River on Thursday afternoon after a collision with a flock of birds apparently knocked out both engines, but officials said rescuers safely pulled all 155 people on board into boats as the plane sank.

People are stunned all over the world with how this was possible but in this exclusive interview with one of the nations premier aviation attorneys, Charles M. Brewer of Phoenix, Arizona, we learn how decades of litigation to improve safety and aircraft design by lawyers such as Brewer, as well as dramatically upgraded pilot training created a perfect storm of a superbly trained and prepared pilot, an exceptionally well designed aircraft in the Airbus model he was flying and extensive preparation by US Air in evacuation procedure allowed every person on the flight to get off safely.

This is a fascinating interview with one of the nations leading aviation lawyers and should be of interest to anyone in the legal, insurance or aviation community.

Scott Drake talks with aviation lawyer and pilot Charles Brewer in Phoenix

Posted on January 17, 2009 and filed under aviation law.