New York, NY (JusticeNewsFlash.com)–Breaking news: A US Airways plane has crashed into the Hudson River. Major television media services are airing live footage of passengers lining the wings of the floating airbus in the middle of the Hudson. The Airbus A-320 remains afloat and has been surrounded by ferry boats. The airplane, flight 1549, took off from LaGuardia airport at approximately 3:30 p.m. today en route to Charlotte, N.C.
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) www.faa.gov is citing the crash landing occurred in the Hudson River near 48th street in New York City. Government officials are citing a possible bird strike disabling both of the plane’s engines. Pilots for the airbus may have been attempting to return to La Guardia airports runways after the bird strike, when they miraculously dropped the plane afloat. The current Hudson River water temperatures are estimated at -6C and New York City firefighters are reportedly responding to the accident.
Stranded passengers were awaiting rescue and no word of injuries and damages.
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