Friday, January 16, 2009

Plane Crashes Into Hudson River

I am currently sitting at my desk at ACP New York watching a US Airways plane sink into the Hudson River on CNN. This is the first time New York has seen a plane fly so low over the Hudson in eight years.

According to CNN, the plane took off from LaGuardia Airport at 3:26 p.m. was bound for Charlotte, N.C. and had 146 passengers and 5 crew members on board. The plane, according to the news report, hit a flock of geese and the pilot had to bring the plane down as best he could, managing a controlled landing in the river.

New York Police Department divers are in the water to assist with the rescue, while some passengers were able to free themselves from the plane and could be seen standing on the planes wings fifteen minutes ago. The temperature in the Hudson is approximately 1 degree Celsius.

UPDATE: 4.40pm A quick rescue kept the death toll at zero, with all 155 in the plane safe after the accident .

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