Thursday, January 15, 2009

Breaking News: US Airways Flight 1549 Floats Down the Hudson River


(from cnn.com)


(From my flip not ten minutes ago.)

A plane just made a controlled water landing in the Hudson River not blocks from the SuperForest offices!

From cnn.com:

"US Airways Flight 1549, an Airbus A320 headed from New York's LaGuardia Airport to Charlotte, North Carolina, was down in the river after a failed takeoff, according to the Federal Aviation Administration."

I was sitting at my desk when the sound of a very loud plane made me get up and walk to the window. When sirens and helicopters followed, we grabbed our coats and went outside.

Video of the scene is uploading and will be available shortly.

Were are unsure right now as to the status of the passengers and crew, but from the wholeness of the plane, it looked to be a very controlled descent.

To watch a 737 float down the Hudson escorted by boats and helicopters is not something I'll soon forget.

Our hopes and prayers to the people on board, their families, and all parties involved or reading this.



3 comments:

Richard said...

great job fdny,nypd!!

Bricimus Decimus Meridius said...

Who knew that a flock of birds could do so much damage to a plane of such magnitude. The New York response groups did very well, and god blessed everyone on that flight. This incident could have been a national tragedy.

kayla said...

Such a great blog I look forward to reading more from you. best wishes.