Thursday, January 15, 2009

U.S. Airways Plane Crashes into the River

A U.S. Airways plane just crashed into the Hudson River not far from where I work. A bird strike is said to have caused engine malfunction as the plane was taking off from La Guardia Airport. Right now passengers are being rescued and I can hear the fire engines making their way to the crash site. Let's hope no one was injured.

P.S. I'm flying out in the morning. Let's hope JFK has their stuff together and that the geese have vacated the premises when I fly back into La Guardia Sunday night.

UPDATE: Here's an updated CNN.com article. No one was hurt and all 146 passengers and 5 crew members have been rescued.

16 comments :

  1. Keeping all involved in my thoughts.

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  2. so freaking scary. I was just watching it on the news for the last hour. I think everyone is okay. But sheesh! so scary!

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  3. I am here to give mad props to that pilot. He managed to GLIDE not plunge into the river and I heard he's so familiar with the river that he chose that area because it was the least steep. His calm, cool, and collectedness played a major part in keeping this crash from becoming an even bigger tragedy...

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  4. I know. I was just telling my coworker thank goodness it was in the river and not on land. Lord knows there's not a clear spot in midtown.

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  5. I know!!! where the hell would they land?
    a) on top of cabs
    b) on top of ppl
    c) ram into a bldg
    d) all of the above

    There is NO WHERE!

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  6. Maybe your buddy Bloomberg should invest in an emergency landing strip. I'm thinking retractable roofs extending from each building on Broadway.

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  7. I'll 311 that right now =]

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  8. Watched it on TV...scary!!! I thought it was another 9/11! Thank God everyone is safe/saved... Hope everything is fine with you sweetie, I've been too busy lately, sorry f the lack of comments...but know that I treasure you doll! ~Blessings as always*

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  9. Hoping for a safe travel for you tomorrow!

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  10. i'll keep my fingers crossed!

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  11. I watched it all on TV and Lou Dobbs had passengers on his show. I can't imagine what must have been going through their heads! They must have been FREEZING. I saw pictures where there is snow on the ground and these poor people were in the water.

    Good luck on your flight! Hope the birds don't run into your plane!

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  12. We'll be thinking about you. Where are you going, anywhere fun? Did I miss a post about it...? Should I scroll back and re-read?

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  13. Brrrr... yesterday (or today) was not the kind of day I'd want to go for a swim in the Hudson River.

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  14. What an amazing story! Everyone was so lucky to have made it through that safely.

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