Sully can’t stop the ‘suits

Apparently, a safe landing and $5,000 isn’t enough of a miracle for some people.

Some of the passengers on Flight 1549, the one that landed in the Hudson River two weeks ago, are thinking about filing emotional distress lawsuits to get more money for their troubles, according to this story in USA Today.

The airline already has given each passenger $5,000 for their lost luggage. Five. Grand. That’s how much the TV show “What Not to Wear” gives women to replace their entire wardrobe. What are the chances that anyone on that place packed diamonds, a fur coat or rare heirloom in their suitcase?

Walking away from a plane crash alive: priceless.

(Full disclosure alert: USA Today is the flagship of Gannett, the media company that owns The Journal News/

Rebecca Baker

Rebecca Baker joined The Journal News in March 2004. She covers Eastchester, Bronxville and Tuckahoe, and was previously the state and county courts reporter in Westchester County. In prior jobs, she covered the Town of Greenburgh and Rockland County government and politics. Before coming to The Journal News, she was a municipal reporter for newspapers in New Haven, Conn. and Warren, Ohio.