US Airways Accident in NYC (US1549 LGA-CLT A320)

 
Old Jan 15, 09, 2:41 pm
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US Airways Accident in NYC (US1549 LGA-CLT A320)

MSNBC has pictures of a US jet submerged in the Hudson...
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Old Jan 15, 09, 2:42 pm
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USAirways aircraft in Hudson River

Now showing on MSNBC. The upper portion of the fuselage is out of the water and there seems to be a number of people standing on the wing.

I hope everybody is okay.
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Old Jan 15, 09, 2:44 pm
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Originally Posted by Oxb View Post
I hope everybody is okay.
Me, too!
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Picutres do not show significant plane breakup. Hoping for the best.
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http://flightaware.com/live/flight/AWE1549
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Old Jan 15, 09, 2:48 pm
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I'm downtown right on the hudson at the WFC and can't see anything from here but I think it's up in the 50's.
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Old Jan 15, 09, 2:48 pm
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CNBC is reporting aircraft is an A320, LGA-CLT.

Here's very brief news clip: http://wcbstv.com/breakingnewsalerts....2.909535.html
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The AC appears to be remarkably whole. They appear to have brought in some ferries or other passenger vessels on the scene, presumably to evacuate the passengers.
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Old Jan 15, 09, 2:49 pm
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Listening to this on radio. Pretty crazy. Hopefully everyone is ok!

..just heard US1569 from LGA->CLT on the radio

edited: correct flt # is 1549
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Old Jan 15, 09, 2:50 pm
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Originally Posted by bmvaughn View Post
Channel 4 (WNBC) has live coverage now. They are indicating there may have been a bird strike. There are a lot of NY Waterways ferries around. Hopefully all on board are ok.
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Vert stabilizer is still above water as is the nose, but the rest is currently under water.
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Tail looks lower/deeper now than a few minutes aga
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Saw it on MNBC just now.
Said: May have truck a bird(s) ......
Let's pray all on-board will be fine.
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CNBC now reporting US Airways 1549, LGA-CLT... on take-off:
Here's FlightAware: http://flightaware.com/live/flight/A...004Z/KLGA/KCLT
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USAir site is now down.
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