Updated 1.16.09 added video report
21:22 GMT, Thursday, 15 January 2009
A US Airways Airbus A320 passenger plane carrying more than 100 commuters has crashed into the Hudson River in New York City.
The plane, which the FAA said was flight 1549 from LaGuardia Airport to Charlotte, is partially submerged.
Rescue boats at the scene have been picking up passengers standing on the plane’s wings.
US Airways jet crashes in Hudson
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.
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US Airways plane crash on the Hudson River
brian60093 on Jan 15, 2009
Let’s thank not only the Captian, but the rest of the flight crew and cabin staff. This was a collective effort by all.