US Airways Plane Goes Down in Hudson River

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

NEW YORK (AP) - A US Airways plane crashed into the Hudson
River next to New York City Thursday afternoon, sending passengers fleeing for safety in the frigid waters.

New York City firefighters responded to the crash.

Witness Barbara Sambriski, a researcher at The Associated Press,
said she thought, "Why is it so low?" And then, she says,
"splash, it hit the water."

Federal officials say all passengers and crew have been taken.

Officials say rescuers were able to pull the more than 150 passengers and crew members into boats as the plane sank. Nearly 80 people suffered injuries, but most are not believed to be serious.

Government official says two engines of plane were disabled by a bird strike.

The FBI says it has no information that the crash is linked to terrorism.

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