Manhattan NYC January 16 2009
US Airways flight 1549 has crashed at takeoff into Hudson river. Plane is believed to have hit a flock of geese, then engine failure. Pilots option’s very limited, with fast commitment imperative.
Takeoff was 3:26 EST
Looks as if many lives are being saved from icy river.
164 passengers 5 crew, passenger numbers varying. (155 crew and passengers)
No known deaths. Plane still afloat at this time.
Rescue still underway. Airbus A320
Passenger believes plane may be vacated at this time.
Left Laguardia on route to Charlotte NC
Pilots ditched plane in emergency water landing.
Seems plane is being towed to shore.
Evidence of yet another outstanding pilots and crew operation.
(link to pilot story right below this bracket)
Pilot 29 year veteran with US Airways, Chesley (CB) Sullenberger. He is reported to have walked the plane twice to guarantee everyone was off before leaving. (I likely do not have pilots name right yet.)
Ferry’s and coast guard involved in saving passengers and crew.
Some 25 people being treated at New Jersey hospital
Hypothermia and some other wounds.
No reported fatalities.
Mayor of New York about to have a press conference. 5:30 EST
Photo WEB sites have many photo’s of this event coming online.
Plane now tied up to pier awaiting investigations.
Chesley B. Sullenburger, who piloted US Airways Flight 1549 in Manhattan yesterday, is being touted as a true hero by the 155 passengers who walked away.
Jan 15, 2009 … There were reports the pilot went into a flock of geese. … NYC Plane Crash: US Airways Jet Crashes in Hudson River …
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By staff writers and wires | January 16, 2009 A US Airways plane carrying 148 passengers has crashed in New York City’s Hudson River and it is believed that