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Old 15th Jan 2009, 19:44   #1 (permalink)
 
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Plane Down in Hudson River - NYC

MSNBC tv news showing a U.S. Airways jet in the Hudson River. Plane said to be a "regional" jet. Hudson River is WEST of most NYC airports.
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Old 15th Jan 2009, 19:48   #2 (permalink)
 
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According to CNBC: A320 Airbus en route NY to Charlotte. US Airways apparently doesn't know anything (yet).

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Old 15th Jan 2009, 19:52   #3 (permalink)
 
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A U.S. Airways airplane has crashed into the Hudson River, CBS 2 has learned. The plane appears to be in one piece and passengers are being evaucated by rescue teams.

Officials tell CBS 2 the airplane is Flight 1549, an Airbus 380 that took off from La Guardia Aiport.

The plane is floating upright in the water near the USS Intrepid.

Stay with wcbstv.com and CBS 2 for more on this developing story.

PS: Video on FOX shows plane intact with wings, tail and part of cabin exposed above water.

The 380 report from CBS is incorrect.
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Old 15th Jan 2009, 19:52   #4 (permalink)

 
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ABC News: Flight was from La Guardia to Charlotte, NC.

BBC News: Shows ferry boats gathered around the floating plane. Apparently passengers were on the wing at one stage. Presume they are getting onto the ferries?

Pretty amazing stuff ...
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Old 15th Jan 2009, 19:53   #5 (permalink)

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Live on FOX now. Aircraft is surrounded by 7 or 8 ferry boats rescuing passengers. I don't believe that it is an Airbus. The aircraft appears to be intact and is slowly sinking.


Well, after a better look it may be an A-320.

Latest is that it was Flight 1549, an Airbus A 320.
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Witnesses describing "landing as if on a runway"

Rumours of impact with flock of geese
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Old 15th Jan 2009, 19:56   #7 (permalink)
 
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US 1549; LGA-CLT; 146 pax, 5 crew. Reported that acft struck flight of geese, apparently lost both engines.

Live nbc reportage:

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US Airways ditching

Pilot claims that he needed to ditch after running into a flock of geese.
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Old 15th Jan 2009, 20:01   #9 (permalink)
 
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BBC Breaking News! Why don't they just shut the **** up! Apparently the pilot landed in the Hudson to avoid crashing into skyscrapers in Manhattan!
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Plane slowly sinking below the water now. Amazing how long it was floating "high".
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Old 15th Jan 2009, 20:05   #11 (permalink)
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Great performance by the crew if they ditched safely.

Also great that the boats got there quick enough to get the survivors.
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Old 15th Jan 2009, 20:06   #12 (permalink)
 
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Dozens and dozens of survivors on wings. Remarkable survival story
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One of those things you hope you never have to face, loss of all propulsion (if that was the case) followed by a ditching.

Well done
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Remarkable, just proves you can ditch. Hero pilot.
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Old 15th Jan 2009, 20:10   #16 (permalink)
 
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CNN is reporting that all passegengers are safe.

First time I have heard of a succesfull ditching of an airliner. Great job by the crew.
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Excellent work on the part of the ferry operators and others who first responded.
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Awesome job, deadstick ditching on a 'Bus!
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