Plane crash into Hudson river near central Manhattan; US Airways Airbus A320

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: Miracle On The Hudson River (Video

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.


US Airways Plane Crashes In Hudson River (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Jan 15, 2009 There were reports the pilot went into a flock of geese. NYC Plane Crash: US Airways Jet Crashes in Hudson River

No deaths reported in plane crash

34 minutes ago

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

One thought on “Plane crash into Hudson river near central Manhattan; US Airways Airbus A320

  1. Amazing work by the pilot…

    “On January 15, 2009, at approximately 1527 eastern standard time, USAirways flight 1549, an Airbus Industrie A320-214, N106US, equipped with CFM engines, incurred multiple bird strikes during initial climb. The airplane subsequently lost thrust to its engines and ditched in the Hudson River at approximately 1530 eastern standard time. The flight was a Title 14 CFR Part 121 scheduled domestic passenger flight from New York’s La Guardia Airport (LGA) to Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) in Charlotte, North Carolina. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and an instrument flight rules flight plan was filed. To date, of the 5 crewmembers and 150 passengers on board, five serious injuries have been reported. A total of twenty-six people were transported to hospitals, including two emergency response personnel. A final injury count is still to be determined.”

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