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U.S. Airways Plane Crashed Into the Hudson River
Posted by: Birds of Terror ()
Date: January 15, 2009 04:30PM

NEW YORK – A US Airways plane crashed into the frigid Hudson River on Thursday afternoon after striking a bird that disabled two engines, sending 150 on board scrambling onto rescue boats, authorities say. No deaths or serious injuries were immediately reported.

Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Laura Brown says the US Airways Flight 1549 had just taken off from LaGuardia Airport enroute to Charlotte, N.C., when the crash occurred in the river near 48th Street in midtown Manhattan.

Brown says the plane, an Airbus 320, appears to have hit one or more birds.

A law enforcement official said that authorities are not aware of any deaths and that the passengers do not appear to be seriously injured. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the rescue was still under way.

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.

Government officials do not believe the crash is related to terrorism.

"There is no information at this time to indicate that this is a security-related incident," Homeland Security spokeswoman Laura Keehner said. "We continue to closely monitor the situation which at present is focused on search and rescue."

Witnesses said the plane's pilot appeared to guide the plane down.

"I see a commercial airliner coming down, looking like it's landing right in the water," said Bob Read, who saw it from his office at the television newsmagazine "Inside Edition."

"This looked like a controlled descent."

New York City firefighters and the U.S. Coast Guard are responding to the crash.

"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."

Re: U.S. Airways Plane Crashed Into the Hudson River
Posted by: inkahootz ()
Date: January 15, 2009 04:36PM

Everyone survived. No terrorism involved. Relax.

Re: U.S. Airways Plane Crashed Into the Hudson River
Posted by: observer ()
Date: January 15, 2009 04:42PM


Re: U.S. Airways Plane Crashed Into the Hudson River
Posted by: Bob ()
Date: January 15, 2009 04:44PM

Birds of Terror Wrote:
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> NEW YORK – A US Airways plane crashed into the
> frigid Hudson River on Thursday afternoon after
> striking a bird that disabled two engines, sending
> 150 on board scrambling onto rescue boats,
> authorities say. No deaths or serious injuries
> were immediately reported.
> Government officials do not believe the crash is
> related to terrorism.
>
> "There is no information at this time to indicate
> that this is a security-related incident,"
> Homeland Security spokeswoman Laura Keehner said.
> "We continue to closely monitor the situation
> which at present is focused on search and
> rescue."


There's no indication of terrorism? How do they know those weren't muslim birds?

Damn those al-qaeda birds!


(it is pretty amazing that the pilot was able to ditch into the water without causing any serious injuries or deaths, though.)

Re: U.S. Airways Plane Crashed Into the Hudson River
Posted by: inkahootz ()
Date: January 15, 2009 04:48PM

Birds of Terror Wrote:
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> NEW YORK – A US Airways plane crashed into the
> frigid Hudson River on Thursday afternoon after
> striking a bird that disabled two engines


I guess it's a case of killing two engines w/ one bird! LOL

Re: U.S. Airways Plane Crashed Into the Hudson River
Date: January 15, 2009 04:51PM

Birds of Terror Wrote:
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> NEW YORK – A US Airways plane crashed into the
> frigid Hudson River on Thursday afternoon after
> striking a bird that disabled two engines,


What kind of fucking bird did they hit? Big Bird?

Re: U.S. Airways Plane Crashed Into the Hudson River
Posted by: Awakened ()
Date: January 15, 2009 05:02PM

^ LOL

Re: U.S. Airways Plane Crashed Into the Hudson River
Posted by: inkahootz ()
Date: January 15, 2009 05:05PM

WashingTone Locian Wrote:
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> Birds of Terror Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > NEW YORK – A US Airways plane crashed into the
> > frigid Hudson River on Thursday afternoon after
> > striking a bird that disabled two engines,
>
>
> What kind of fucking bird did they hit? Big Bird?


LOL They say it was a flock of Canadian geese. Damn those Canadian terrorists!

Re: U.S. Airways Plane Crashed Into the Hudson River
Posted by: MrMephisto ()
Date: January 15, 2009 05:05PM

WashingTone Locian Wrote:
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> Birds of Terror Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > NEW YORK – A US Airways plane crashed into the
> > frigid Hudson River on Thursday afternoon after
> > striking a bird that disabled two engines,
>
>
> What kind of fucking bird did they hit? Big Bird?

It was actually an illegal immigrant, who stole the bird's job.

Re: U.S. Airways Plane Crashed Into the Hudson River
Posted by: Radiophile ()
Date: January 15, 2009 08:51PM

inkahootz Wrote:
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> WashingTone Locian Wrote:
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> -----
> > Birds of Terror Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > NEW YORK – A US Airways plane crashed into
> the
> > > frigid Hudson River on Thursday afternoon
> after
> > > striking a bird that disabled two engines,
> >
> >
> > What kind of fucking bird did they hit? Big
> Bird?
>
>
> LOL They say it was a flock of Canadian geese.
> Damn those Canadian terrorists!


I have been bitching about them for years!

Read this book
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Re: U.S. Airways Plane Crashed Into the Hudson River
Posted by: jhey ()
Date: January 15, 2009 08:56PM

 
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Re: U.S. Airways Plane Crashed Into the Hudson River
Posted by: Alias ()
Date: January 15, 2009 11:55PM

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Re: U.S. Airways Plane Crashed Into the Hudson River
Posted by: Adam ()
Date: January 16, 2009 08:30AM

Does anyone find it strange that 155 people fell from the sky and walked on water yesterday?

Re: U.S. Airways Plane Crashed Into the Hudson River
Posted by: 496 ()
Date: January 16, 2009 08:59AM

It was Bush's last hurrah, He needed a feel good story to go out on a high note with.

Re: U.S. Airways Plane Crashed Into the Hudson River
Posted by: MrMephisto ()
Date: January 16, 2009 09:42AM

When is the government going to step in and DO SOMETHING about these DANGEROUS ANIMALS?

What if my precious snowflake had been on the plane?

They should SUE those birds to TEACH THEM A LESSON.

Edit: http://news.yahoo.com/s/time/20090116/us_time/08599187217500

"More than 219 people have been killed worldwide as a result of wildlife strikes since 1988, according to the volunteer organization Bird Strike Committee USA."

I'M NEVER FLYING AGAIN.



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Re: U.S. Airways Plane Crashed Into the Hudson River
Posted by: whut ()
Date: January 16, 2009 11:42AM

why didnt the pilot shoot the birds out of the way dont they have guns now

Re: U.S. Airways Plane Crashed Into the Hudson River
Date: January 16, 2009 12:13PM

Adam Wrote:
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> Does anyone find it strange that 155 people fell
> from the sky and walked on water yesterday?


It is obviously a government conspiracy. It must have been a remote controlled plane.

Re: U.S. Airways Plane Crashed Into the Hudson River
Date: January 16, 2009 12:15PM

MrMephisto Wrote:
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>
> "More than 219 people have been killed worldwide
> as a result of wildlife strikes since 1988,
> according to the volunteer organization Bird
> Strike Committee USA."
>
> I'M NEVER FLYING AGAIN.

How many millions of airline flights have there been since then? It's a pretty low percentage. I imagine more people have died from choking on peanuts on airplanes than from bird strikes.

Re: U.S. Airways Plane Crashed Into the Hudson River
Date: January 16, 2009 12:16PM

inkahootz Wrote:
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>
>
> LOL They say it was a flock of Canadian geese.
> Damn those Canadian terrorists!


Just a bunch of drunk fuckers. They probably each knocked down a case of Molson before heading out. Irresponsible fucks!

Re: U.S. Airways Plane Crashed Into the Hudson River
Posted by: Rod ()
Date: January 16, 2009 02:35PM

I'M JUST VERY THANKFUL THAT THEY ALL SURVIVED. APPARENTLY MOST PLANES THAT HAVE TO CRASH LAND DO. I SAW THE CARNAGE BACK AT THAT PLANE THAT CRASHED RIGHT INTO THE TIP OF THE MOUNTIAN NEAR LEESBERG, SHOES EVERY WHERE.

Re: U.S. Airways Plane Crashed Into the Hudson River
Posted by: rod you are a rod ()
Date: January 16, 2009 05:37PM

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Re: U.S. Airways Plane Crashed Into the Hudson River
Posted by: Rod ()
Date: January 16, 2009 06:23PM

got it

Re: U.S. Airways Plane Crashed Into the Hudson River
Posted by: Bob ()
Date: January 16, 2009 10:30PM

MrMephisto Wrote:
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> When is the government going to step in and DO
> SOMETHING about these DANGEROUS ANIMALS?
>
> What if my precious snowflake had been on the
> plane?
>
> They should SUE those birds to TEACH THEM A
> LESSON.
>
> Edit:
> http://news.yahoo.com/s/time/20090116/us_time/0859
> 9187217500
>
> "More than 219 people have been killed worldwide
> as a result of wildlife strikes since 1988,
> according to the volunteer organization Bird
> Strike Committee USA."
>
> I'M NEVER FLYING AGAIN.

I realize you were being facetious, but more people have died in auto accidents in this country in just the last two days than have died since 1988 by bird strike incidents. (figuring 40,000 annual deaths / 365 ~= 110 per day)

Re: U.S. Airways Plane Crashed Into the Hudson River
Posted by: Bob ()
Date: January 16, 2009 10:34PM

Rod Wrote:
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> I'M JUST VERY THANKFUL THAT THEY ALL SURVIVED.
> APPARENTLY MOST PLANES THAT HAVE TO CRASH LAND DO.

You're right. When I first heard about this yesterday, the first thing that came to mind was the video below. I'm sure if I was on the plane that would be exactly what I would expect the outcome to be. I can just imagine the sheer terror of hearing the pilot come on the intercom and saying "Brace yourselves, we're ditching into the water".


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