Plane crashes in New York River + US Airways jet crashes in Hudson

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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.


via BBC NEWS | Americas | Plane crashes in New York River.


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.


via US Airways jet crashes in Hudson – Life- (video link)



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.

4 thoughts on “Plane crashes in New York River + US Airways jet crashes in Hudson

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  2. I am sad for the geese, who were just doing their appointed rounds, when some hideous flying monster suctions them bodily into the most horrific spinning jaws of industrial death…

    Where is everyone always going that we need to be flying planes everywhere, by the thousands at any given moment?

    I can’t say the invention of the aeroplane was as great as it’s made out to be, considering only that it’s been dropping bombs on people since the moment the first one took to the air with bi-wings.

    The poor Hudson, permanently polluted by PCB’s from the worlds most selfish, greedmongering capitalistic enterprise (bringing ‘good things’ to life all the while), Indian point constantly leaching radioactive water and gas, an ageing plant just waiting to make chernobyl out of the tristate area, and now has a derelict airplane leaking carciogenic fuel amidst the ice-flows.

    Imagine the Hudson that Hendrik sailed up in 1609, and then imagine the one Pete Seeger rescued from total environmental collapse. The USA has not been good for America.

    Good landing nevertheless, glad to see it’s possible!

    But at the same time as this happened, the most ridiculous unapologetic speach was made by admitted war-criminal Botch, in the entire career of ridiculous speaches. Yet our news in NYC is consumed not with blatant treasonous lies by our war-criminal in theif, but with current events like the brisk weather, and this plane.

    Not a single prime-time commentator that I’m aware of has anything to say in opposition to the farce of Botch’s final fraud.

    But I’m really glad everyone on the plane is OK. Now can we show the same compassion to those being bombed by similar machines?

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