US Airways Plane Crashes into Hudson River

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A US Airways plane has just made an emergency crash landing in the Hudson River. Apparently the Airbus 320 flew through a flock of birds, had engine problems, and caused the pilot to try to return to La Guardia airport. They were not able to make it back to the airport, and they landed in the Hudson River.

There are no reports of injuries as of now, but it only happened a few minutes ago. I’m at 34th and Lexington, and I have heard a lot of sirens over the last ten minutes.

For years I have been wondering about the part of the pre-flight safety presentation about the water landings. I never believed that a plane could crash into the water, and people could survive. I guess I have been proven wrong.

Always pay attention to the safety movie!

Update: It appears that all passengers and crew have been safely removed.

Update: The sirens in Midtown Manhattan are not stopping. There is a lot of activity in NYC right now due to the place crash.

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2 Comments on “US Airways Plane Crashes into Hudson River”

  1. coffee Says:

    I’m glad no one was hurt in the crash, sounds like the pilot did a great job


  2. At about the two minute mark you can see US Air Flight 1549 skid into the Hudson. Then, you can see the passengers climb out onto the wings. This video is 10 minutes long. Actual video of Flight 1549 skidding into the Hudson.


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