Here is the video and latest news of US Airways Flight 1549 which crash-landed on the Hudson River on January 15th, 2008. The plane hit a flock of birds and managed to land belly up on the river while remain floating. It appears that all passengers are safe with mostly minor injuries.

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The plane took off from LaGuardia airport minutes before the problem occurred and the heroic pilot landed her safely. His name is Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger, III, a veteran pilot who is 57 years old. Mr. Sullenberger was formerly a U.S. Air Force fighter pilot who has worked for US Airways since 1980.

He warned the frightened crew in a calm voice to brace for impact, and then deftly proceeded in a controlled flight to a water landing. Sullenberger summoned all his skills to find a way to save those passengers after striking a large flock of geese which disabled both engines. Read all about him here.

The US Airways plane is an Airbus 320 that was destined for Charlotte, N.C. with 151 people on board. The plane crash-landed in the Hudson River around 3:30pm local time. It had achieved at altitude of 3,200 feet 172 mph of airspeed. Read more here.

Rescuing boats surrounded the airplane within minutes, finding survivors standing on the wings and prying doors open. Witness accounts are harrowing.

Video below.


Hudson River Plane Crash Video




Videos of the plane crashing into the water will be included later as available and so will photos.