Thursday, January 15, 2009

US Airways Airbus 320 is down in the Hudson River

I see it from my office building. Flight 1549 departed LaGuardia for Charlotte, with 146 passengers and 5 crew onboard.

UPDATE: CNBC reports that the pilot reported hitting a flock of geese.

If no one is killed or seriously hurt from this incident, it will be an amazing testament to the capabilities of the pilot, crew, air traffic control, Airbus technology, and US Air maintenance and operations.

UPDATE: FAA reporting that everyone is safely off the plane.

UPDATE: Photo from NY Post:

UPDATE: My colleague emailed this close-in photo of the rescue process (taken by Janis Krums):

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