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Breaking News- USAirways flight crashes into the Hudson river

Early reports are sketchy but there are survivors from US Airways Flight 1549. There was an uncertain amount of people up to a total of 150 on board. A bird or flock of birds may have sucked into one of the plane's engines.

USAirways has had a history of incidents out of or at LaGuardia airport. USAir Flight 5050 crashed into the East River in 1989 killing two people. Then there was USAir 405 that crashed into Flushing Bay in 1992.

As you can imagine this is all over the Cable news networks right now. Can't expect anything less when a accident or incident takes place in the New York area. A crane accident in Boise will never get the same amount of air time.

Say a prayer for all on board US Airways Flight 1549 and their families.


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Comments (4)

Aw, crap. Icy cold up ther... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

Aw, crap. Icy cold up there and in the water... damn. This is going to be bad.

Saying a prayer, as requested...

Update: All passengers are ... (Below threshold)
Stan25:

Update: All passengers are all off the plane safely. The ferries that carry people to the USS Intrepid picked them all from the port wing of the plane. Speculation is that the engines picked up a couple of geese. Only injuries are some mild cases of hypothermia, but they are being treated as of now. Hats off to the pilot that pulled a perfect water landing.

NTSB is on the way to the scene now, to recover the black boxes. The passengers and crew are being debriefed now. So it should be not too long for a report to be released.

A crane accident in Boise w... (Below threshold)
Tim:

A crane accident in Boise wouldn't potentially cause 160 deaths, either. Lighten up.

The pilot, Captain Sullenbe... (Below threshold)
Jeff:

The pilot, Captain Sullenberger, is from my hometown and graduated with my mother and my father-in-law. Lots of excitement around here...

What a guy.




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