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US Airways A/C Down In The Hudson River NY  
User currently offlineRIPCORDD From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1160 posts, RR: 1
Posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 67646 times:

Just heard of a small plane down in the hudson river anyone have anymore info on this>?

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User currently offlineRIPCORDD From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1160 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 67846 times:

Passangers seen on the wings of the plane in the river

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Reply 2, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 67678 times:

Any news on this?


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User currently offlineGreaser From Bahamas, joined Jan 2004, 1101 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 67718 times:

MSNBC is showing live pics...looks likes US AIRWAYS A320/A319


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User currently offlineSpeedbrds From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 98 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 67646 times:

Fox News is reporting a US Airways jet.

User currently offlineAlias1024 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2754 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 67660 times:

Looks like a US Airways A320 series.

[Edited 2009-01-15 12:45:51]


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User currently offlineNwafflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1050 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 67653 times:

Watching Fox now - a US airway jet definitely - passengers standing on wings of plane

User currently offlineGreaser From Bahamas, joined Jan 2004, 1101 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 67639 times:

Plane is intact, partially submerged. Rescue crews on site..plane is an A320...front right door open. at least left wing intact


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User currently offlineNwafflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1050 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 67548 times:

Fox showing pictures now

User currently offlineNorcal773 From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 1447 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 67529 times:

CNN currently showing pictures of the plane and private ferry boats are ferrying people out of it.


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User currently offlinePlateman From United States of America, joined May 2007, 923 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 67533 times:

Flight taking off from LGA and going to Charlotte


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User currently offlineGreaser From Bahamas, joined Jan 2004, 1101 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 67547 times:

Hudson river current water temp: 32 degrees Fahrenheit

US Airways Flight 1549
AWE1549
US Airways "Cactus" (Tempe, AZ)
Aircraft Airbus A320 (twin-jet) (A320/Q)
Origin La Guardia (KLGA)
Destination Charlotte/Douglas Intl (KCLT)
Route BIGGY J75 GVE LYH SUDSY3 (Decode)
Date Thursday, Jan 15, 2009
Duration 1 hours 44 minutes
Progress
1 hour 20 minutes left
23 minutes


Status En Route (No recent position)
Scheduled Actual/Estimated
Departure 03:04PM EST 03:26PM EST
Arrival 04:38PM EST 05:10PM EST
Speed 455 kts 153 kts
Altitude 36000 feet descending 300 feet

[Edited 2009-01-15 12:50:58]

[Edited 2009-01-15 12:52:20]


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User currently offlineAustinAllison From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 132 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 67360 times:

Looks like either an A320 or E190

User currently offlineNkops From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2662 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 67381 times:

CNN says flt 1549 LGA-CLT.... plane looks pretty much intact..


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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26938 posts, RR: 58
Reply 14, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 67139 times:

Doesnt look like an A320 . Tail visable now live on BBC News.

User currently offlineCrjflyer35 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 668 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 67130 times:

Anyone links? All I get is a red breaking news tab at the top at all sites, but no links.


Ok, wait for the RJ to pass, cleared to push tail south Mike, and you're cleared to spin #2 in the push.
User currently offlineYNGguins From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 511 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 67144 times:

Small Plane...
It's a big one.. USAir



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User currently offlineSflaflight From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 1183 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 67160 times:

Wow, superb video. It's just floating. Looks like its intack. Aircraft surrounded by NYC ferries. US 1549 LGA-CLT!

User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26938 posts, RR: 58
Reply 18, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 67127 times:

ABC News network adv LGA to CLT flight US 1549

They are now saying it was an A320 !!

[Edited 2009-01-15 12:53:51]

User currently offlinePlateMan From United States of America, joined May 2007, 923 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 67115 times:

MSNBC saying possible bird strike


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User currently offlineGreaser From Bahamas, joined Jan 2004, 1101 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 67118 times:

164 souls on board...pilot reported bird strike


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User currently offlineSpeedbrds From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 98 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 67107 times:

Reports of possible bird strike.

User currently offlineMax550 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 1148 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 67174 times:

Flightaware shows it as an A320
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/AWE1549


User currently offlineSflaflight From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 1183 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 66853 times:

MSNBC reporting that pilot reported bird strike to ATC. If that's the case, this is becoming an increasing problem.

User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7408 posts, RR: 50
Reply 24, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 66835 times:
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Fox is saying that's it's Embraer


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25 RIPCORDD : 164 People on board possible bird strike
26 YNGguins : 146 passengers + 5 crew per NBC...
27 Sebjacques92 : Looking at the BBC News channel now and looks like it could be a E-Jet belonging to US Airways!! Survivors reported standing on wings after landing in
28 PlateMan : I don't mean to joke at a time like this...but this is from CBS New York: NEW YORK (CBS) ― Officials tell CBS 2 the airplane is Flight 1549, an Airb
29 Timboflier215 : If it was intact, I guess it was a superb water landing by the pilots. Lets just hope everyone made it out and onto those ferries ok - I imagine the w
30 LY4XELD : MSNBC reporting that it hit a "flock of geese"
31 Post contains links KarlB737 : From WABC-TV in New York: http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news/local&id=6606410
32 Contrails15 : Pilot hit a flock of geese a gov't source told WNBC news. Planed hit at 48th for those that know Manhatten.
33 JFKTOWERFAN : From the video it has fences not winglets. Corey
34 Jetjack74 : No, looking at it now and it's an A320
35 AndrewC75 : It's not an e-jet. The wing fences are very clearly Airbus.
36 OA260 : US Airways website down
37 Post contains links RJpieces : http://wcbstv.com/breakingnewsalerts/us.airways.crash.2.909535.html CBS reporting an A380!!!!! Jeez the media never ceases to surprise me.
38 Lax25r : The pictures that I'm seeing on the news do show the plane intact. This is definately one case where I would say a plane successfully ditched in water
39 DeltaRules : Five or six ferries around the plane.
40 Jetjack74 : I hope it was overwater equiped with liferafts, not just slides
41 Post contains links YNGguins : AIRBUS A-320 per Flightaware: http://flightaware.com/live/flight/AWE1549
42 Post contains links HighFlyer9790 : http://www.cnn.com/video/flashLive/live.html?stream=stream4 streaming live on cnn.com. Miraculously very intact, floating at the moment surrounded by
43 Mir : Definitely Airbus. A320. Hope all onboard are ok. -Mir
44 OA260 : The wings dont look like E Jet wings more like an A320 .
45 Kappel : That's because they're idiots. Definitely an A320. The overwing exits also appear open. Hard to see on CNN whether anybody is getting out, I assume t
46 Beau222 : This aircraft is actually floating down the Hudson River.
47 DeltaRules : Boy, that was close to running into Manhattan...
48 AirFrance : Its US Airways A320. Pilot reported a bird strike after takeoff. Fusalage is intact but its under the water in the Hudson. All you can see is the tail
49 DENplanenut : A witness says the airplane hit the water gradually... water temp is 43 F degrees. It looks like people are exiting the plane. The tail section seems
50 Legacytravel : watching on TV now. It looks like a A320 only thing showing is tail and wing tip. I hope everyone makes it out ok. Regards, Mark in MKE
51 YNGguins : Flightaware.com rushes to take that flight info down quickly. Plane was up for FIVE minutes. Went as high as 3200 ft before falling..
52 Jetjack74 : It's weird that it's so close to anniversary of the Air Florida 737.
53 Sebjacques92 : Yeah BBC confirming its an Airbus A320 belonging US Airways. Flight 1549 heading from New york to N Carolina.
54 Kappel : Man, that's even worse than calling it an Embraer! CNN is reporting 135. Anyway a healthy load and plenty of people to get out.
55 Post contains links and images TEBguy : I'll just toss this in here... screenshot from the live coverage. Click to enlarge Hope everyone managed to get off, and without serious injury.
56 787 : Time Position Ground speed Altitude Facility Eastern TZ Latitude Longitude kts Feet Location/Type 03:26PM 40.80 -73.87 151 1800 New York TRACON 03:27P
57 Bok269 : Looking at the footage it's definitely an A320 series. Previous footage showed FDNY boats pulling people out of the forward exits. Initially some were
58 OA260 : Hope to god no ones stuck onboard.
59 DeltaRules : Flightaware: Time Lat Long kts Alt 03:26PM 40.80 -73.87 151 1800 level New York TRACON 03:27PM 40.83 -73.87 174 2800 climbing New York TRACON 03:27PM
60 PlateMan : Anybody know if LGA, other NYC airports are open/closed?
61 HighFlyer9790 : the entire scene seems to be moving, either its an effect from the various cameras, or its the strong flow of the hudson. it now is almost completely
62 RIPCORDD : Amazing video of the passangers on the wings on NBC
63 Mir : How often does a birdstrike lead to this? If that's what did it, it really sounds like a freak accident. -Mir
64 Sebjacques92 : The left wing appears to be high in the water suggesting the exits on the left are still possible escape routes, lets hope they are used and everyone
65 Jetjack74 : Are bosts keeping it afloat? Looks like it
66 MIgAiR54 : It is a A-320. Bird strike confirmed by the pilots. 146 pax and 5 crew on board
67 747girl : BBC saying there were 15 - 20 people standing on the wings
68 Sunking737 : Watching on TV. Prayers to PAX and Crew. very sad, Talking bird strike.
69 OA260 : 146 pax and 5 crew according to BBC / ABC
70 777jaah : CNN says probably a bird strike after takeoff, a goose, to be more specifical. Any casualties??
71 Kaitak : Good job by the US crew; is this the first time a jet airliner has "successfully" ditched? I know it's been attempted in the past (ET 767 near Comoros
72 Sflaflight : What happens to LGA, does it still stay open as it is feared it is a bird strike. Does anyone have to clear the flight path?
73 DrTrobridgeMSP : FlightAware is now down...
74 OA260 : BBC says bird strike and Pilot was trying to get back to LGA.
75 LHR380 : OMG!!! This is really scary stuff for the passengers on baord. Looks like there trying to move it to less deep water...
76 ArcrftLvr : Why would they be closed? Neither NYC airport should be affected...
77 KU747 : It is A320. You can tell from the wing-lets and the cockpit.
78 Post contains links YNGguins : It works for me: http://flightaware.com/live/flight/USA1549
79 OA260 : Eyewitness said the plane ''gradually'' hit the water in a ''controlled'' manner with no landing gear.[Edited 2009-01-15 13:07:05]
80 DeltaRules : I love how Wolf Blitzer wants to get the passenger's interview via the phone, but at first, goes on a 40 second dissertation as to what you're looking
81 Flypig687 : according to FAA.gov aiport status LGA is in Traffic management due to Snow/Ice and Emergency, JFK/EWR in traffic management for Snow/ice
82 Post contains links KarlB737 : Live Coverage: MSNBC - Nightly News http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032619/#22887506
83 NIKV69 : What quick thinking on the part of those ferries! What a response. Could prove to be what keeps everyone alive! Hope all got out of the plane and wate
84 AirbusA370 : I hope everybody is OK. So life vests are not completely useless, after all...
85 Litz : Well ... you know, there's been a number threads over the years speculating about water landings of large jets. I guess we have our answer now : it is
86 CMK10 : Let's hope the pilot gets credit for as safe a landing as this was. Does anyone have a registration number?
87 Post contains links Corinthians : CBS 2 says it's an Airbus 380. lol http://wcbstv.com/local/us.airways.crash.2.909535.html
88 CURLYHEADBOY : I think so, with a significant passenger number onboard I can't recall a previous successfull ditching (not runway overrun)
89 Jacobin777 : According to one of the pax on CNN, he's stating most of the pax were able to just walk onto the lifeboats (some were on the wing)
90 LHR380 : THANKFULLY, seems everyone is off, Lets hope everyone got out, if they did, they are VERY lucky today!!
91 Mymiles2go : CBS just reported all pax successfully evac'd.
92 Mirrodie : I looked at flightaware a few moments ago. I don't use use it regularly, but in the spot there it showed scheduled altitude, it said 36000 ft but in t
93 Srbmod : I would guess that even with that much water in it, it still has some buoyancy. Had the fuselage broken up upon impact, this would not be the case at
94 DeltaL1011man : A PAX on bored says all PAXs are out of the plane. (on CNN) Hope everyone is OK.
95 Mir : How do you really clear the path? If I look out and see a big flock over the runway, I'm not going to take off, but they can swoop in at the last min
96 National757 : Thank goodness! What a relief!
97 JCS17 : What a bizarre crash... in the Hudson River right off Manhattan of all places.
98 BN747 : Any reg, on the A320 yet? I thought flightaware usually posted registrations! BN747
99 Post contains links and images N202PA : Flight path:
100 Post contains links Pianos101 : Wow... I am actually super-impressed at the pilots for pulling off such a fantastic feat! Thank god everyone is alive! http://www4.passur.com/lga.html
101 Greaser : plane is almost completely under now...the plane has been consistently moving downstream...
102 Kappel : Looks like everybody got out, CNN is talking to a passenger right now.
103 Hiflyer : It is filling up with water rapidly now...right wing down...left wing barely above....exit doors open probably letting water flood in....looks like a
104 Post contains links Flpuck6 : I found this link : http://www.alleyinsider.com/2009/1/u...-citizen-jouralism-twitter-at-work YIKES
105 777gk : Never thought I'd see a ditching in the Hudson. Incredible. Hope everyone made it out safely. Looks to be an impressive job of airmanship to get that
106 Cadet57 : All onboard reported safe.
107 VC10DC10 : WABC footage shows survivors ashore, being taken to medical treatment. Not all are wearing life vests.
108 PyroGX41487 : Wow--great landing on behalf of the pilots. I hope the news that all got out safely is right--that plane looks like its sinking pretty fast.
109 YWG747 : Wow just insane. I cant beleive that the plane is intact, and no one was killed. Very lucky!
110 NIKV69 : All things point to the pilots did a perfect job after the alleged bird strike or whatever disabled this aircraft to put it down and get pax out safe
111 Belizexp : Yes Ch 2 also just recently call it a A360.....lol It is US A319/320 flt 1549 to CLT and it reported as a bird strike....
112 Sflaflight : Sorry, I meant clear as in clearance to fly on that flight path using that runway or is a new take off path assigned.
113 HangarRat : This will certainly lend some creedence to the argument that it is possible. It might even end the scoffs about using your seat cushion as a floatati
114 Post contains links Jkudall : Check out the flight tracker here: http://www4.passur.com/lga.html Change the time to about 15:25 local (the plane departed at 15:26) You can track th
115 Greaser : Officials now saying that both engines were out at the time of the crash. St. Vincent's is the First Responding hospital
116 VTNYC : Saw it going over, thought that it was the wrong pattern for the river visual.
117 Mir : MSNBC reporting that both engines were affected by the birdstrike (which obviously means it would have to be more than one bird). -Mir
118 Golftango : Phew! I'm happy everyone made it out![Edited 2009-01-15 13:18:32]
119 RichM : Apparently the aircraft is moving at about walking pace down the river... (BBC News TV)
120 PyroGX41487 : Flpuck, that image is freaking incredible! That is just something else!
121 ArcrftLvr : Great job to the crew that managed to successfully ditch the aircraft....
122 Flypig687 : flightaware standard nomenclature for an aircraft decending
123 Silver1SWA : Incredible everyone survived! Wow...
124 Post contains images Golftango : Wow, that is pretty impressive. Pat on the back to the flight crew for a perfect ditch!
125 PillowTester : MSNBC: "It appears to be a regional jet, and these are manufactured by Embraer and Canadair." Wow please stop talking...
126 Greaser : You guys think they'll try to salvage it? The plane is in one piece...
127 Spacecadet : I could have watched this happen - my office is just off Times Square. Still hearing lots of sirens driving by on the way to the river. Living in NYC
128 OA260 : Amazing pic.
129 PSA727 : This pilot did an INCREDIBLE job of landing this plane intact in the water!!! Looks like most pax got off the plane without even getting in the water,
130 F9Animal : I am amazed at how well the pilots were able to get this bird down, and intact. I am very impressed at the quick evacuation, and I am beyond impressed
131 Post contains images Litz : Here's a clip of the track from flightaware : - litz
132 LHR380 : That is a simply stunning picture!!
133 VC10DC10 : USAirways.com is not yet updated with any information about the incident.
134 VC10DC10 : I couldn't have put it better myself!
135 JETSTREAM63 : anyone know which tail number is involved ?
136 SlimShady : Thanks to all for keeping us without access to tv (stuck in the office) updated on this.
137 N53614 : This is absolutely incredible!
138 MrSkyGuy : I just heard from colleague at Airways West that as many as 60 people are unaccounted for as of right now. Can't guarantee reliability of that informa
139 NIKV69 : WOW! Was the water that shallow?
140 AirbusA370 : Is it true that the A320 has some kind of "ditch"-button in the cockpit, that closes the undercarriage and all fuselage openings for this kind of acci
141 Vanguard737 : They are saying that reportedly EVERY soul survived!!!
142 Cadet57 : It's already been reported that all are accounted for.
143 RJ111 : So a double engine failure after bird strike. All saved by the sounds of things. Nice to know all the safety regulations that dominate the industry ar
144 Mir : They could, but if birds tend to affect whole airports, not specific runways, so a runway change might make a difference, but it's just as likely tha
145 PROSA : No, the Hudson is deep, it's navigable by large ships.
146 D L X : All survive! Incredible. I'm just a customer, but it makes me proud that these pilots did so well. From the television video, it looks like the boats
147 BestWestern : CNN showing people standing on the wing. Two amazing things 1 - amount of people with no life jackets 2 - same people with laptop bags
148 Post contains links Singapore_Air : http://news.yahoo.com/nphotos/US-Air.../e30d99955fea4de4a89712dd1cf9fc12/ Many photos from the Associated Press on the Yahoo! News site.
149 HeavyMx1 : Hooking up lines to tow with tug boats to shore
150 DfwRevolution : I have never heard of that. Sounds like a load of b.s. if you ask me.
151 SlimShady : I bet somewhere, someone has a video of this.. Hopefully we will be able to see it..
152 DeltaRules : Pilots wanted to go to TEB, couldn't make it. Good old MSNBC. Report, hype, then get the facts straight.
153 FlyingClrs727 : Hopefully everyone will get out alive. What will happen to the plane? Can it even be parted out after emersion in sea water?
154 NIKV69 : Just heard that some pax had injuries from the impact but seems all are alive and ok, Thank God.
155 PyroGX41487 : What I'm really wondering is if there was anyone with video footage of the crash, inside or outside. That would truly be spectacular.
156 Mbm3 : NBC is using flightaware in their coverage and also reported that it was two bird strikes. Darn geese![Edited 2009-01-15 13:24:13]
157 OzarkD9S : FlightAware's status is showing "Arrived 44 minutes ago". Glad everyone's apparently safe...can we please stop bashing US Airways for at least the res
158 Lospaziale : It's likely to be the first time of a ditched aircraft that didn't break down in pieces and allowed passengers to escape safely. That's thanks to pilo
159 787EWR : News reports are saying that the A-320 flew through a flock of geese. The flight path took it over the Bronx as a number of residents indicated that t
160 Longhornmaniac : That is remarkable. It's also interesting to see another LGA departure go fly low over it, undoubtedly to give some report. Fantastic job by the pilo
161 MtnWest1979 : Almost seems as a 'perfect accident' I suppose. Good news all seem ok and such. Excellent piloting job!
162 DeC : AMAZING! The crew did a truly fascinating job! Incredible, thank GOD!
163 DL Widget Head : Great job by the entire crew. They're all heroes in my book!
164 Bok269 : 36000 was the planned cruising altitude as filed in the flight plan. Flightaware only posts registrations if they are being used as the callsign. In
165 MrSkyGuy : Scratch my last communication, just heard all accounted for.
166 Srbmod : They were saying that where it ditched was in a deeper part of the river (I'm assuming the main channel). I know one thing for certain, I'm no longer
167 Jcf5002 : Good flying by the PIC to successfully ditch in water. Can anyone think of a jet-airliner actually pulling that feat off? The hijacked airbus that tri
168 ATWZW170 : Tail looks like it's getting ready to go under. I would hope that US Airways does NOT try to salvage this plane.
169 Norlander : Fantastic landing by the pilots. Hope everyone got out.
170 PlanesNTrains : Wow, that was very scary indeed. It came very close another aircraft after turning south as well. It would have been very interesting to be listening
171 Yegbey01 : Nice to hear everyone's OK!!! Pilot must be very proud of this wonderful job
172 FlyMIA : Looks like it is a bird strike. I am guessing they hit a flock and lost both engines? Losing one engine after takeoff should not cause a crash, it can
173 Flighty : Holy S*** just signed on. Was this a "water landing"? Full on? If so it's incredible how intact it is.
174 AustrianZRH : Everyone likes to bash US for their service and everything, but it seems their crews (both cabin and cockpit) know how to do their job. That was a pie
175 Eyeonthesky17 : Does anyone know if LGA has reopened or when it will?
176 ElBandGeek : According to ABC, the pilot was at least somewhat in control and told the pax there was a possibility of going down in the river and to put the vests
177 Enilria : When is the last time there was a double engine failure from a bird-strike? Never?
178 Post contains links KBUF : It's up now. No info about the crash on there, though. Thank god everyone survived. Eerily reminiscent of the AF90 crash near DCA 27 years ago. And e
179 Globalflyer : Anyone have the registration? Looks like it was a US-East aircraft as I think their flight numbers are the f-digit ones but not 100% certain. What an
180 PacificWest : Wow... amazing job by both the pilots. A few other scenarios like this come to mind, and didn't turn out nearly this happy.
181 Platinumfoota : Yes great job US crew, they had time to slow the plane down, put flaps down and landed in water... amazing!
182 Stratofortress : Anybody know how much training is focused on ditching? After all, this is still a rare occurrence which makes it even more impressive that it was exec
183 A340Spotter : Alledgedly is ship 106, for those asking.. JSD
184 NASCARAirforce : Isn't LGA on the East River? I'm a little confused why it crash landed in the Hudson. If he was over the Hudson I would assume he would be pretty hig
185 787EWR : Write off. They may be able to salvage some parts, but most of it will be a write off. If you look at current pictures, on ly the nose and tail are a
186 Dampfnudel : A Pan Am clipper ditched in the Pacific decades ago. I'm not sure if anyone died, but I know there were survivors.
187 Pawsleykat : Bloody Hell, thank God everyone's ok. Great work by the pilots for getting it down safely JG
188 FlyMIA : Just heard that pilot reported a double bird strike. Pilot lost both engines. In that case AMAZING job by the pilots to get this plane down safely. Wh
189 DfwRevolution : For a large transport aircraft? The last accident I can remember was a USAF E-3 crashed in 1995 after hitting a flock of geese.
190 LHR380 : Looks like it crashed RIGHT in front of the Intrepid!! MAJOR kudos to the flight crew on this.
191 BladeLWS : Fox News now stating that first dive crew has found no one else on board, possibly no fatalities at all. Second dive crew going in soon. Tug boat is t
192 Post contains links Litz : Well, this is the Hudson River, so it's fresh water ... Although ... this is the Hudson River ... I'm not so sure that's any better than sea water ..
193 September11 : Yes, remarkable. I'm interested in more details as this whole incident unfolds.
194 Post contains links and images Spacecadet : It's happened quite a few times. It's a complete myth that airliners can't ditch.
195 Post contains links Irish251 : Ryanair 737 at Roma-Ciampino on 10 November 2008. Luckily everyone walked away. http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...r-birdstrike-accident-at-rome.
196 Greaser : I can't imagine them wanting to see their superiors...management have a tendency to have a cow no matter who's fault (or not) it is. Let's hope the p
197 EI320 : To ditch an aircraft of that size in water, to have have everyone survive and the aircraft to remain intact, remarkable. Seems the pilot has done an e
198 Lospaziale : The last double failure engine aircraft was Ryanir B737-800 at Rome Ciampino airport in Italy on landing, or British Airways B777-200 on landing at He
199 SR100 : Not at all - there was a Stratocruiser that went down between Hawaii and the US Mainland in the 50s. And there were no ferry boats just around to pic
200 Luxair : Jcf5002, the Hijacked "Airbus" was infact an Ethiopian 767
201 JETSTREAM63 : ALM ditched a DC-9 into the sea at night near St Croix in 1970. 23 killed out of 63 on board
202 Leskova : After being drowned in salt water? Extremely unlikely. I think you're thinking of Ethiopian's B767 unsuccessfully ditching off the beach of the Comor
203 Vc10fan : FAA report al survived, great news.
204 Wing : When I changed from B737 to A320 family one push button cought my attention.It was "DITCHING" written on it.I thought that was a nonsense by Airbus ju
205 NAVEGA : What great Pilot skills. My congratulations to the pilots especially the Captain. I am now getting very frustrated at hearing all the flight experts w
206 Boeing747_600 : Jeez! That's a TERRIBLE load factor. I demand that they swictch to an Airbus 330/ 340 immediately on the LGA-CLT route.
207 Shamrocka330 : how come none of the passengers are wearing life jackets in the picture?
208 DeltaRules : Reporter interview on CNN: "Where are you from?" "Connecticut" "Then what are you doing here?" Holy God, who was that moron reporter? He was on an air
209 DBCC : Pilots and Airbus Computers save the day again..... Those computers kept it flying....probably in Alpha Floor protection mode all the way, resulting i
210 SR100 : Not at all - there was a Stratocruiser that went down between Hawaii and the US Mainland in the 50s. And there were no ferry boats just around to pic
211 Columba : Well what is left to say, kudos to the pilots for this great emergency water landing, kudos to the crew to get everybody out, kudos to all the people
212 Alitalia744 : Watching this unfold from my office windows. We can still see the plane, shame. Glad everyone made it out and hats off to the Pilots and Crew!
213 Greaser : That has to be a huge factor, since fuel is less dense than water. Hence your GA fuel checks in the wings...water sinks, fuel floats. A plane filled
214 BladeLWS : Some I saw are, but in the big rush of things some people just forget...
215 Litz : Weren't most of those killed blocked by a raft/slide that inflated inside the cabin, and (therefore) couldn't get out of the plane? Had that not happ
216 Bucky707 : This crew did an outstanding job!
217 Post contains links STT757 : Luckily the aircraft went down right in the middle of New York Waterways busiest Route, Port Imperial New Jersey- 38th street Manhattan. Those ferrie
218 Singapore_Air : haha - yeah. I don't think that was a CNN journalist though. It looks like it's sinking.... slowly.
219 Indio66 : There were a lot of sirens going off here in NY. AP pictures are great. It looks like the guy in the shirt and tie at the end of the wing is working h
220 NCB : Congratulations to the pilots! Now the inevitable question: was it a gear up or gear down ditching?
221 AustrianZRH : But air is still less dense than fuel - and if you have burnt your fuel, you'll have air in the tanks.
222 OA260 : Passengers were warned to brace for water landing by pilot. FAA confirms everyone off ok .
223 William : Congrats to Airbus and its engineering crew. The aircraft did what it was designed to do, stay afloat long enough to evacuate. The aircraft is an abso
224 0NEWAIR0 : I dunno about the A320... I would assume it does. The 747-200 has a similar feature....just closes all the holes up on the underside of the plane so
225 747400sp : From the video I have seen, it is an Airbus A320.
226 PyroGX41487 : Gear up, according to an earlier eye-witness report.
227 Mir : Service varies from carrier to carrier in the US. The qualifications of the pilots don't - they do their job whether they're flying for DL, CO, US, U
228 Bennett123 : Dampfnudel I happened to see a TV prog about that a few days ago. There were 5 crew and 8 passengers aboard, 10 survived.
229 Yellowstone : Unless of course they've developed leaks upon impact.
230 ATWZW170 : How deep is the river? The plane almost looks like it is propped up on a/c right wing...and the plane is floating!!!! I have to say this is the best p
231 Greaser : But won't water seep into in the fuel tanks easier if air escapes easier than fuel?
232 PolymerPlane : There was Garuda Indonesia's B737-300 (GA421). The pilot performed ditching into Bengawan Solo river. It was successful with only one casualty, a fli
233 AustrianZRH : Come on, CNN now says front doors were closed up to now, FDNY has opened it and thus the plane is now sinking . You'll have to love that journalism...
234 Osubuckeyes : Doug Parker US Airways CEO should be having a press confrence releasing a statement within the next half hour.
235 DBCC : Gear Up. A Gear down would have resulted in a very uncontrolled touchdown, pitching the nose down, into the water and probably breaking up the fusela
236 BladeLWS : They'll know when they lift it up out of the water, would be great if they hook it to a tug and taxi it to the The Hudson is deep enough to allow shi
237 AWACSooner : You need to read about Yukla 28. They weren't as fortunate as these guys were today.
238 AustrianZRH : Seems to be right on. Eyewitness says "pilot tried to gain altitude because the nose came up for several seconds before ditching". Your explanations
239 Post contains links Srbmod : Like with most threads on a crash/incident, we get to the 200 post mark pretty quickly, which is the threshold we the Moderators use for starting a ne
240 LipeGIG : Amazing crew job ! Congrats to them !!!! Thanks god all safe !
241 OA260 : 148 pax and 5 crew confirmed
242 Boeing747_600 : You mean the PF. Unless you know for a fact that the Captain was at the controls! quote=Jcf5002,reply=168]Can anyone think of a jet-airliner actually
243 Post contains links Bennett123 : http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/7832191.stm You have to love the BBC, "two of the planes engines", like how many has it got.
244 Jcf5002 : Oh I never said it was a myth, but I knew it was definitely not an easy task to accomplish with the aircraft staying intact. There's a bunch of diffe
245 Hiflyer : Checked several sources online including the FAA...no notams re birds for LGA that I could find....FAA site says current as of 2144z https://pilotweb.
246 PHLBOS : From Flightaware and the posted pic in Reply #124, it's CLEARLY an Airbus. Either way, that's WAY TOO MANY passengers for an Embraer. IIRC, the E-190
247 B707forever : Yes, it's the area that the cruise ships sail up the Hudson to dock about 3 blocks north of where it went down. (I'm about 7 blocks away) It did. Act
248 SEPilot : No chance; once an aircraft gets submerged, it's junk. No way you can dry everything out, and water does all kinds of nasty things to electrical and
249 Mirrodie : Exactly what I was thinking! Great job getting those ferries in line.
250 Midcon385 : I know it closes the fuselage openings such as the outflow valves, etc. Don't know about anything else without looking it up in the manuals. Talking
251 STT757 : That was nuts, it looks as though the birdstrike occured just as they passed over the Major Deegan and immediately made a left turn South. They cross
252 Post contains links Jetjack74 : Also, the CRM skills between the flight deck and cabin crew was zilch. The ALM cabin crew awaited the word evcuate by the ONA pilots which never came
253 Caspritz78 : Yes it is possible. Now remember that the fuel tanks where still pretty full. With more air in the tanks it would float even better and longer giving
254 Warszawa : What is up with this ANNOYING issue is that nearly EVERY article seems to write "Pilots Hit a Flock of Geese", "The pilot hit a flock of geese", "The
255 Dfwramper : " target=_blank>http://www4.passur.com/lga.html Did anyone notice the GA aircraft going northbound at 1000 ft over the Hudson while the USAir plane w
256 Itsjustme : KCAL 9 here in L.A. is saying a female passenger lost both legs on impact. Anyone else heard this report?
257 NCB : I assume so, but if you don't get positive rate of climb during Engine Failure on departure, you keep gear down... Also the pitch down moment is a th
258 MadameConcorde : Exactly my feelings. This landing is a miracle. One million Kudos to the cockpit crew. It is reassuring that all who were on board could get out aliv
259 RP TPA : Regarding the ferries that rescued the passengers.....were they regular scheduled ferries, or were they chartered by lawyers who happened to see the c
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