Thursday, January 15, 2009

Breaking News: US Airways Flight 1549 Crashes into the Hudson River

What an extraodinary story!

A flock of birds interrupted a US Airways flight that took off from La Guardia Airport in Queens NY. The pilots successfully landed the plane onto the Hudson River and everyone on the plane, passengers and crew were rescued off the plane. Ferry boats rushed onto the scene and started rescuing people floating in the river.

What an amazing story, how the heroic pilots successfully landed the plane on the water. And thank goodness for the amazing ferry boats, rescue divers and first responder crews who rushed to the scene.

Living in Brooklyn, we fly out of La Guardia airport pretty often and live only 15 minutes from that airport. We are so happy to hear that there were no major injuries and that everyone got off the plane safely.

Here is the article on the NY Post.

You can see some photos here on the NY Post photo gallery


Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

Evfurryone was furry lukhky -

Mom listened to NPR on the drive home AND then khaught it here on tv before we went fur our walk -


Lorianna said...

Yes, I just saw this around 4 this afternoon! How scary and cold for everyone! Poor birds too. I guess a flock of them flew in the engine?
I like how Dante makes a better door than a window.
And, your ice cream maker looks fun, but, I think I'll wait until spring before I eat any again. It's only 7 degrees here!
Have a warm snuggly evening!
Hugs and Purrs,

Eric and Flynn said...

We saw that on the news tonight. Everybody was very lucky. It is scary to think what could have happened.
We didn't know you live in Brooklyn. The Beans stopped there on their cruise in October, and they went into Manhattan and no taxi drivers wanted to take them back to the ship after. When they did get one, he tried to make them get out before they went over Brooklyn Bridge but they refused.

Eric and Flynn said...

Our Beans met a friend in NY and she told them if they had a problem to ring a number to report the taxi driver. She said they all have maps of the 5 boroughs. Our mum rang the number(she can't remember what it was now) and the taxi driver suddenly remembered how to get to the cruise terminal when mum told the person on the phone that he didn't know where to go and was trying to make them get out, and yes she would give his number.Funny how memory can suddenly return!

William said...

Eeek, can you imagine! We're glad everybody was safe. The pilot deserves and medal, or maybe a cat!

Derby said...

Mum had just gotten home tonight and we turned on the picture box to see this. Mum thought 'oh no' people freezing in the water! But what a wonderful job by everyone to have no loss of life. Kudos to all.

Butchy & Snickers said...

Oh yes, everyone was very very lucky today. We were so happy to hear that no one died in the event. The pilot must have been very brave. Too bad those birdies had to die though.
Luv & Wirey Hugs, Purrs & Licks,
Butchy, Snickers, Ruby, Sylvester & Scuby

jenianddean said...

Crazy and lucky ...

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Cheysuli and gemini said...

It was amazing that everyone was okay.

michico*Adan said...

I saw this on TV just now~!
It's really a very positive news~!!

-d ma said...

that pilot is a big hero.

Anonymous said...

The airplane pilot is certainly a hero for saving all those people on the plane!

We kind of feel sorry for the birds thought.

Joe Stains said...

What a total miracle, right?!

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

We just love good news stories!!!!!
That was amazing.That pilot was great!

Boy n Beethoven said...

Wow! Phew!


Sunny's Mommy said...

That pilot is a hero!

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Alexi said...

Hi All,

The bean of one of our Castle kittens was on that flight ! He is fine, thankfully. It was truly odd hearing a name that we recognized as being an acquaintance and fellow Castle cat lover as bean a passenger on that plane.


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