US Airways A320 Crashes in Hudson River

US Airways A320 Crashes in Hudson River

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15 Jan 09 – US Airways A320 Crashes in Hudson River. All passengers and crew aboard were reported safe after New York City firefighters and ferries rushed to the aid of the US Airways jet, which floated near in the river near the historic aircraft carrier The Intrepid.

US Airways flight 1549, an A-320 manufactured by Airbus en route from New York to Charlotte, N.C., was carrying as many as 146 passengers and five crew members, according to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

The plane took off and 3:26 p.m. ET, and 30 seconds after takeoff the pilot reported two bird strikes and said he wanted to return to LaGuardia Airport.

Controllers began giving him directions tor return, but the pilot requested to land at the nearby Teterboro airport over New Jersey.

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