Real-life investigators object to portrayal in 'Sully' movie

WASHINGTON (AP) - Accident investigators say they object to their portrayal in a new movie based on the "Miracle on the Hudson" river ditching of an airliner seven years ago.

The investigators say the movie "Sully," scheduled for release Friday, makes them look like prosecutors out to blame the plane's captain, Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, despite the pilot's heroism.

The US Airways' plane lost thrust in both engines not long after takeoff from LaGuardia Airport in New York, but Sullenberger still managed to land the airliner with 150 people on board in the river without losing a single life.

The man who led the National Transportation Safety Board's investigation, Robert Benzon, says he's concerned that people who see the movie will be reluctant to cooperate with the board in the future.

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