Thursday, January 15, 2009

Breaking News: U.S. Airways Jet Crashes in Hudson River

U.S. Airways Flight 1549 crashed earlier today in the Hudson River next to New York City after birds struck both of its engines. But miraculously, all 155 people onboard survived! This included 150 passengers and 5 crew members. The plane was headed to Charlotte, North Carolina.

It reportedly hit the water in between 42nd Street in NYC and Weehawken, NJ. Then it began floating south down the Hudson River.

Here's the flight tracking info:

Update: More Video & Photos:

Pilot Chesley B. Sullenberger is the key man who saved the day:

But also deserving much credit is the co-pilot, Jeffrey Skiles. I can't find a photo of him as of yet.

Update #2

New video of the entire event can be found here.


Anonymous said...

Nice landing.

The Intellectual Redneck said...

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.