A true hero is Captain Sully Sullenberger who saved hundreds of lives on January 15, 2009. After taking off from New York's LaGuardia airport, the flight 1549 lost both engines by bird strike. Captain Sullenberger then became the first pilot to successfully ditch a commercial airliner in water.By successfully I mean no deaths. He then walked the plane and did not leave until all his passengers were off. That's a gentleman. In case you never heard of it or you just want to be reminded of a real miracle check out the videos below.
Closed Circuit Video of Sully Ditching In The Hudson River NY,NY
Actual Cockpit Voice Recording of Minutes Leading Up to Crash
Reconstruction of Flight 1549