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Investigation of the Hudson River Crash

Thursday, February 17th, 2022 - WACO Lecture Series:

WACO Historical Society Aviation Lecture Series

WACO Air Museum, 1865 South County Road 25A, Troy, Ohio 45373

Thursday, February 17th, 2022–doors open at 6:30 p.m., speech at 7 p.m.

CONTACT: Nancy Royer, 937-335-9226

Investigation of the Hudson River Crash

Mike Greenlee was an accident investigator for 20 years. On Thursday, February 17th, at 7 pm, Mike will speak at WACO Air Museum on how a major airline accident is investigated, and his experiences as an investigator. Captain Greenlee served on the safety committee as an accident investigator for the Airline Pilot’s Association (ALPA) from 1996 to 2007 and in the same capacity for the US Airline Pilot’s Association (USAPA). While flying for USAir and later American Airlines, Mike flew Douglas, Fokker, Boeing, and Airbus aircraft. He brings a unique perspective to air safety and accident investigation as a surviving crew member with his experience as the Captain of USAir flight 1016 on July 2,1994 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Captain Greenlee has testified at an NTSB public hearing and in civil litigation. Mike has flown over 40 different aircraft types and is currently flying a Luscombe. On this evening, he will share examples from his experiences, including the “Miracle on the Hudson, USAIR Flight 1549.”

Mike is a retired airline and US Air Force pilot with over 33,000 hours of flying experience and over 30 years as an airline captain. He began flying in 1971 and graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in 1979. Lieutenant Colonel Greenlee’s Air Force career began in 1982 until retirement from the Air Force Reserve in 2007. He flew the McDonnell-Douglas F4D Phantom and the General Dynamics F16A Fighting Falcon while accumulating over 1700 hours of military flying time. During his career, Mike served as a safety officer, flight leader, mission commander, acquisition advisor, and program manager. He authored and presented seminars on flying safety and standardization for several Air Force organizations. Mike was a distinguished graduate of Air Force pilot training and a graduate of the Air War College.

This aviation lecture is free and open to the public and does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of WACO or its management. Lectures are sponsored in part by Collins Aerospace. Lectures are held in the Willis Wing of the WACO Air Museum at 1865 South County Road 25A in Troy, OH. Doors open at 6:30 and the program begins at 7 p.m. Programs are scheduled to last one hour with questions to follow. Donations to WACO Air Museum are gladly accepted. For questions, please call 937-335-9226 or visit

Eric A. Combs, Museum Director WACO Air Museum 937-335-9226


WACO Air Museum is Site #11 on the Aviation Trail

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