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Nov 14, 2012 7:27 AM

Pilot Who Landed On Hudson River Speaking In Lexington

(AP) - The pilot who safely landed a crippled plane carrying 155 people on the Hudson River in 2009 is speaking at a fundraiser Wednesday in Lexington.

Capt. Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger will speak at the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging Foundation's 26th annual dinner. The Courier-Journal says the event includes a reception and dinner to support research, education, outreach and clinical programs at the Center on Aging. The center is part of the University of Kentucky and conducts research on Alzheimer's disease, stroke and other age-related issues.

In addition to speaking, Sullenberger will also sign copies of his book, "Making a Difference: Stories of Vision and Courage from America's Leaders."

Tickets are $175, with table sponsorships starting at $1,500. For more information, contact the foundation at (859) 323-5374 or lisa.greer(at)uky.edu.

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Information from: The Courier-Journal, http://www.courier-journal.com

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