Thursday, January 15, 2009
BREAKING NEWS::: US Airways Airbus , Flight 1549, enroute to Charlotte, Went down in Hudson River at 3:30 PM, Click Link to Updates
So far MSNBC is interviewing Flight Experts, they are saying it is due to the plane running into a flock of Snow Geese, disabling both engines (?) They are showing the plane in the water, with Rescue and Ferry Boats in place attempting to rescue, 148 passengers, 5-6 crew. ( air and water are frigid cold). Unclear if Exits are underwater. Turn on your TV, Updates in the Comment Section.
NEW YORK - A US Airways plane crashed into the Hudson River on Thursday afternoon after striking a bird that disabled two engines, sending passengers fleeing for safety in the frigid waters, a government official said.
Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Laura Brown said the US Airways Flight 1549 had just taken off from LaGuardia Airport en route to Charlotte, N.C., when the crash occurred in the river near 48th Street in midtown Manhattan.
CNN Coverage here.
Newsday has Video and More.
UK- Times Online has more...
Even More video and news from Huffington Post
MSNBC , the FAA is reporting that ALL Passengers and Crew have been Rescued and are accounted for at this point, WNBC is reporting that it was a Controlled landing and atleast one engine caught fire. They are being taken to 4 area hospitals for treatment and care.
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( plane was scheduled to go to Charlotte and then on to Seattle).
Seattle PI is is revealing more about the Pilots....and Who they are...