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Plane crashes into Hudson River

 
 
Reply Thu 15 Jan, 2009 03:34 pm
http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/01/15/new.york.plane.crash/index.html

apparently, a flock of birds struck two of the engines.

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2009/01/15/nyregion/15plane2-337.jpg
passengers waited on the wings to be rescued

i'm watching channel 7's live feed
http://www.abclocal.go.com/wabc/livenow?id=6606424
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dlowan
 
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Reply Thu 15 Jan, 2009 03:47 pm
@Region Philbis,
****!!!


That's a substantial aircraft!


Where is the crash? (I know...the river...it's a long river..)
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 15 Jan, 2009 03:49 pm
@dlowan,
48th street, I think, it was said.
dlowan
 
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Reply Thu 15 Jan, 2009 03:52 pm
@Walter Hinteler,
Manhattan!!!! Oh my.

Thank heavens the pilot managed to dump in the river.
sozobe
 
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Reply Thu 15 Jan, 2009 03:59 pm
@dlowan,
It's mightily, scarily cold here, to the point where going in the water could be lethal fast I imagine. Seems to be better there, but still cold. Looks like rescue stuff is happening quickly though.

This says no deaths nor serious injuries reported (!):

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/plane_in_river
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Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Thu 15 Jan, 2009 04:04 pm
This is within blocks of the Frying Pan. Glad I wasn't there today. Watching a plane crash into the river is not something I'd want to see.
Sglass
 
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Reply Thu 15 Jan, 2009 04:08 pm
I'm totally amazed there were no fatalities
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Montana
 
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Reply Thu 15 Jan, 2009 04:09 pm
Wow Shocked
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 15 Jan, 2009 04:46 pm
Yikes. Seems like a cool pilot..
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Thomas
 
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Reply Thu 15 Jan, 2009 04:48 pm
@Frank Apisa,
Frank Apisa wrote:
Watching a plane crash into the river is not something I'd want to see.

I, too, would prefer if it was one of those helicopters with investment bankers in them.
Montana
 
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Reply Thu 15 Jan, 2009 04:52 pm
@Thomas,
Laughing
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Setanta
 
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Reply Thu 15 Jan, 2009 04:53 pm
It is a relief for once to see such a story and learn that no one was killed.
Nick Ashley
 
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Reply Thu 15 Jan, 2009 05:04 pm
What I find interesting about this story, is it broke first on the social networking site twitter.com. It is becoming more and more common for the first reports of big events coming first hand from the people living it.

Here is a picture taken by someone on a ferry going to rescue them:
http://twitpic.com/135xa

and here is a news article talking about all the first hand sources: http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/01/15/plane-crashes-in-hudson-first-pictures-on-flickr-tumblr-twitpic/
old europe
 
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Reply Thu 15 Jan, 2009 05:06 pm
@Nick Ashley,
Nick Ashley wrote:
Here is a picture taken by someone on a ferry going to rescue them:
http://twitpic.com/135xa


Woah. Crazy.
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Diest TKO
 
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Reply Thu 15 Jan, 2009 05:11 pm
At least we know a "water landing" isn't lip service. I don't know how many successful water landings there have been.

T
K
O
kickycan
 
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Reply Thu 15 Jan, 2009 05:15 pm
I'm imagining birds everywhere jumping for joy and celebrating..."Yeah, we got one, boys!"
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Montana
 
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Reply Thu 15 Jan, 2009 05:16 pm
@Setanta,
I know. It's amazing that no one was seriously injured!
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jespah
 
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Reply Thu 15 Jan, 2009 05:28 pm
My office sent around an all-points email saying no one from the company was on the plane. Man.
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sozobe
 
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Reply Thu 15 Jan, 2009 06:16 pm
@Diest TKO,
I had that thought too!

Just read this:

Quote:
Among those on board was one infant who appeared to be fine, the mayor said.


Pretty amazing.
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kickycan
 
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Reply Thu 15 Jan, 2009 06:36 pm
That plane had a bad case of "bird flew."
 

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