Wisconsin pilot helps pull off 'Miracle on the Hudson'
A pilot from Wisconsin helped pull off Thursday's crash landing of a U.S. Airways plane in the Hudson River in New York.
Jeff Skiles of Oregon in Dane County co-piloted the Airbus that had just taken off for Charlotte when it struck a flock of birds.
That's apparently what disabled the two engines, forcing Skiles and pilot Sully Sullenberger to take the aircraft down.
Skiles, 49, is a 23-year veteran of U.S. Airways, and is now based in Charlotte.