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Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by nudeyorker, Jan 15, 2009.
A US Air Flight bound from NY crash lands in Hudson river, emergency evacuation underway....
yes, i am watching it right now!
from Laguardia to Charlotte, NC!
Wow, that is bad. Is it near Manhattan or further up?
it is right near the Chelsea Piers in Lower Manhattan apparently...
it hit a flock of geese and a couple were sucked into the engine which caused the crash
it is so cold today here!!! Couldn't happen on a worse day!
It looks like it's around midtown manhattan in the river, 135 people on board and the aircraft is partially under water.
Oh my god, a lot of people also were scared that it was a terrorist attack no! God bless the people there! Freezing water!!!
in terms of locations, this could not have happened in a better place...very near Manhattan, incredible response from the emergency services from both the NYC and NJ sides...the plane is still above water thankfully! but obviously a lot of it is submerged...
Its a big jet, and it seems pretty intact. Hopefully there have been some survivors...but the water must be terrifically cold.
And people wonder why I have such an issue with flying
ithink it is a bit further south...i thought i heard them say it was near Chelsea Piers (so obviously, somewhere between midtown and Chelsea Piers)
Yikes! And The Squeeze always chides me for loading up on two, sometimes three Valium as soon as I board a plane. I've got to check up on this on-line and hope the injuries are minimal -- if any. Hoping for the best possible outcome.
A passenger who was rescued said a couple of minutes after takeoff the plane filled with smoke, and it emergency landed. It sounds like everyone got off safely in rafts and onto NY ferry boats.
HERE IS AN ARTICLE ABOUT IT, LUCKY IT IS STILL DAY!
NEW YORK A US Airways plane has crashed into the Hudson River, sending passengers fleeing for safety in the frigid waters. Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Laura Brown says the US Airways Flight 1549 had just taken off from LaGuardia Airport enroute to Charlotte, N.C., on Thursday when the crash occured in the river near 48th Street in midtown Manhattan.
Brown says the plane, an Airbus 320, may have been hit by birds.
The plane was submerged in the icy waters up to the windows. Rescue crews had opened the door and were pulling passengers in yellow life vests from the plane. Several boats surrounded the plane, which appeared to be slowly sinking.
New York City firefighters are responding to the crash. It was not immediately clear if there were injuries.
"I saw what appeared to be a tail fin of a plane sticking out of the water," said Erica Schietinger, whose office windows at Chelsea Piers look out over the Hudson. "All the boats have sort of circled the area. ... I can't tell what's what at this point."
I'm watching it on tv.........The jet hit a flock of geese and "landed" in the Hudson River.......It is in "one" piece and did not break apart so hopefully everyone is ok....
I was on W49th Street near the Hudson River when I heard about it and
followed others walking over there. I couldn't see much but there were a
couple of Ferrys, plus Police/Fire/Coast Guard boats there. It is not a small
plane, but a US Air commuter plane, so it would hold quite a number of pax.
Because of the river flow, it was floating down river and was soon going out
of my sight. It was cold, so I came home (I live 2 blocks from the river) to
watch it on TV.
The TV has said that i t was an Airbus 320 holding about 250, but it is believed
there were about 90 passengers aboard. They say it was a flock of birds that
flew into the engines and caused them to stop working. The plane is still intact
and is still floating on top of the water. The temperature is 22F and the water is
Let us hope and pray that all will be rescued and will be okay.
Passengers seems fine, saged by ferry's:
Chelsea Piers is at West 20-23rd Streets and I live 2 blocks away. It happend further
uptown at about West 50th street and has floated down to about West 34th Street.
They just said that all passengers have been saved. I sure hope that is true.
Maybe a good incentive to design a new era of boat planes that can take off and land on both land and water.
they just said that everyone is off the plane safely!
from the FAA!!!
all alive and no major injuries!!!!!!!!!!!