Remember the Miracle on the Hudson? A flock of birds knocked both engines out on an airliner, and the captain was able to glide into the Hudson River. Everyone survived. In the aftermath, the federal government launched a major investigation into the causes and possible ways to prevent the same thing from happening in the future. Our next guest, Robert Benzon, served as Investigator in Charge of that Miracle on the Hudson and other high-profile airplane crash investigations. He’s advanced aviation safety for millions of travelers worldwide. He’s been nominated for a Service to America Medal, and joins us to talk about his work.
Tom Temin is the host of The Federal Drive, which airs from 6-10 a.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, D.C. region and online everywhere. Tom has 30 years experience in journalism, mostly in technology markets. Before coming to Federal News Radio, he was a long-serving editor-in-chief of Government Computer News and Washington Technology magazines.