Thursday, January 15, 2009


A US Airways Plane Airbus 220 has landed in the Hudson River after take off from LaGuardia Airport in New York.

Initial reports indicate that the plane struck a flock of birds before landing in the Hudson River. Approximately 135 to 145 people were on board at the time of the crash – all have been safely extricated from the plane and have been safely moved onto boats.

Federal Aviation Administration Spokesperson Laura Brown says that the plane, US Airways Flight 1549, had taken off from LaGuardia and on route to North Carolina when the crash occurred over Manhattan.

The plane is still sinking into the Hudson River at this hour.

Homeland Security has said they do not believe that the crash is related to terrorism and they continue to closely monitor the situation.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I just wanted to let you both know we're all counting on you". Serious, the flight crew should get raises. That was a hell of a job landing on a "liquid runway". Haas

5:38 PM  

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