Thursday, January 15, 2009

All safe after A320 crashes in NYC river

A US Airways plane has crashed into the Hudson River in New York City. The Airbus 320 came down shortly after taking off from La Guardi Airport. According to reports the aircraft ran into trouble after hitting birds. There were 148 passengers and 5 crew on board the stricken plane, flight 1549 which was heading to North Carolina. Live pictures broadcast on television news showed passenger standing on the wings prior to being rescued. Dozens of boats could be seen surrounding the aircraft. All the passengers are said to be safe and there are no reported injuries.

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