|Danville resident Chesly Sullenberger.|
Swalwell called Danville resident Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger for possible clues about the fate of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, according to Politico.
Sullenberger, who became a national hero in 2009 for safely landing a malfunctioning U.S. Airways plane into the Hudson River without casualties, offered his opinion on various scenarios, said Swalwell, including whether the plane crashed in the ocean or was flown to an unknown area.
“It’s much harder to ditch or land a plane in darkness. It’s very, very hard to do in daylight, as Capt. Sullenberger proved, but it’s damn near impossible I would imagine [in darkness]."