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The Point: Shults the Next Sully?


John Stonestreet

First Sully, now Shults.

When Airline pilot “Sully” Sullenberger safely landed a doomed US Air jet on the Hudson River without engine power, he became a national hero. That was several years ago.

Last week, Southwest pilot Tammie Jo Shults safely landed a Boeing 737 after its left engine blew, sending shrapnel through a passenger window, shredding part of the wing, and leaving the plane depressurized. Tragically, a passenger perished.

Shults, a former Navy fighter pilot, kept her cool despite the chaos, safely and quickly piloting through a descent of 32,500 feet to an emergency landing in Philadelphia.

“Passengers hailed the 56-year-old for her ‘nerves of steel,’” WORLD magazine wrote, “but friends who go to church with Shults …” weren’t surprised. “That’s just Tammie Jo,” one said.

When Shults landed the plane, she texted a friend, “God is good.”

Yes, He is a good God, and Tammie Jo Shults is a heckuva good pilot.

Even Sully said he was “impressed.”

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