AMAZING– No Deaths! 150 passengers rescued!
(148 passengers and 5 crew members)
Birds took out the engines.
The plane was en route to Charlotte, N.C., from New York City.
Here is video of the US Airways jet floating in the Hudson River:
A US Airways plane has crashed into the Hudson River, sending passengers fleeing for safety in the frigid waters.
This video frame grab image taken from WNBC-TV shows a US Airways aircraft that has gone down in the Hudson River in New York, Thursday Jan. 15, 200i8. It was not immediately clear if there were injuries.
The passengers escaped the plane on its wing.
Passengers stand on the wings of a U.S. Airways plane as a ferry pulls up to it after it landed in the Hudson River in New York January 15, 2009. (Gary Hershorn/Reuters)
Passengers in an inflatable raft move away from an Airbus 320 US Airways aircraft that has gone down in the Hudson River in New York, Thursday Jan. 15, 2009. It was not immediately clear if there were injuries. (AP/Bebeto Matthews)
The passengers are currently being quarantined.
The pilot tried to return to the airport when the plane fell into the Hudson.
One of the passengers said that he heard a lot of “Hail Mary’s” when the plane started heading towards the river.
UPDATE: This is cool–
Janis Krums from Sarasota, Florida posted the first photo of U.S. Airways flight 1549 on Twitter from his iPhone.
There are more photos live from the rescue scene at Silicon Valley Insider.