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Old 01-15-2009, 04:03 PM   #1
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US Airways plane crashes in Hudson River

This is all that is available on CNN.com currently:

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Emergency officials are responding to a downed plane in the Hudson River in New York City, according to the city fire and police departments. The FAA confirmed US Airways Flight 1549, an Airbus A320 headed from New York's LaGuardia Airport to Charlotte, North Carolina, was down in the river following a failed takeoff. The U.S. Coast Guard said units were also responding, and a ferry on site was dropping life jackets into the water.
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Old 01-15-2009, 04:04 PM   #2
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Ugh.
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Old 01-15-2009, 04:06 PM   #3
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US Airways plane goes down in Hudson River
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NEW YORK (AP) — A US Airways plane has crashed into the Hudson River, sending passengers fleeing for safety in the frigid waters. Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Laura Brown says the US Airways Flight 1549 had just taken off from LaGuardia Airport enroute to Charlotte, N.C., on Thursday when the crash occured.

Brown says the plane, an Airbus 320, may have been hit by birds.

New York City firefighters are responding to the crash. It was not immediately clear if there were injuries.

Witness Barbara Sambriski, a researcher at The Associated Press, said, "I just thought, 'Why is it so low?' And, splash, it hit the water."
The Associated Press: US Airways plane goes down in Hudson River
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Old 01-15-2009, 04:09 PM   #4
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I just saw this They had pictures up of the plane just on the surface of the water, so one would hope passengers were able to get out..
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Old 01-15-2009, 04:29 PM   #5
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at least everyone got out ok
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Old 01-15-2009, 04:33 PM   #6
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If that is the case, let me be the first to say...

I hope Bono is OK.
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I was waiting for that
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Old 01-15-2009, 04:44 PM   #8
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Wow. Those people will have quite a story to tell!
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Old 01-15-2009, 04:59 PM   #9
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Thank goodness everyone is (apparently) okay. The US has gone quite some time without a commercial plane crash.
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i'm never laughing at the safety card showing people calmly exiting a floating plane again.

i thought it was pretty much impossible to land a plane with underwing engines on water, safely. that is a stunning piece of airmanship from the pilots.
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If that is the case, let me be the first to say...

I hope Bono is OK.
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Fucking geese!

I don't think anyone has died from the crash.
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Old 01-15-2009, 05:05 PM   #13
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The pilot, the crew, the FDNY, the police and the shuttle boat captains all did a amazing job. Heroes all!
Glad everyone made it out alive.
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Thank goodness everyone is (apparently) okay. The US has gone quite some time without a commercial plane crash.

that one went off the runway in denver i think a month or 2 ago, dont know if that counts as a crash though
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that one went off the runway in denver i think a month or 2 ago, dont know if that counts as a crash though
non-fatal.
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