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    US Airways Plane Crashes Into Hudson River
    Plane Lands Upright In Water Near USS Intrepid
    Bird Strike Reportedly May Have Been Cause
    Witness: 'It Wasn't Wobbling, There Was No Smoke'NEW YORK (CBS) ―
    A US Airways plane has crashed into the Hudson River.

    A U.S. Airways airplane has crashed into the Hudson River, CBS 2 has learned. The plane appears to be in one piece and passengers are being evaucated by rescue teams.

    Officials tell CBS 2 the airplane is Flight 1549, an Airbus 380 that took off from La Guardia Aiport and headed to Charlotte, N.C. There are reports that there were about 60 people on board.

    Passengers could be seen standing on the wing of the plane and entering a rescue boat.

    "It was just going down further and further and further and then all of a sudden it was gone," a witness named Peter told CBS 2. "I'm shaking, it was crazy. I couldn't believe what I was seeing. There was nothing wrong with the plane, it wasn't wobbling, there was no smoke coming out of it!"

    There are reports that a bird strike may have caused the plane to go down, meaning a bird may have entered the engine, causing a malfunction.
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    I can't imagine what those people went through. I hope there were no fatalities.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tacitus View Post
    I can't imagine what those people went through. I hope there were no fatalities.
    I was watching Shep's Studio B Show when he broke the alert! I watched the rescue from begining to end. Nothing short of a miracle! No fatalities, bang up job by the pilot and crew. Watched it all live. An aversion of what could have been a horrible disaster!
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    Word is the incident was caused by an '80s rock/pop band.
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    Quote Originally Posted by biccat View Post
    Word is the incident was caused by an '80s rock/pop band.

    LOL!!! A flock of those annoying Canada geese!! :D

    Greyt job by the pilot getting them down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by biccat View Post
    Word is the incident was caused by an '80s rock/pop band.
    I'm glad no one had to RUN FAR.

    Sorry.
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    So...what are the lawsuits going to say???
    Ya know they will be coming...:(
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    Quote Originally Posted by SarasotaRepub View Post
    So...what are the lawsuits going to say???
    Ya know they will be coming...:(
    Who will they sue? It was a flock of birds that brought the jet down, nothing anyone could do about it.
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    The honor especially goes to the pilot, Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger, for successfully landing the plane with minimal damage. It was reported the pilot being extraordinarily calm during the event.
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