US Airways flight 1549 was only moments into a flight
to Charlotte from LaGuardia when it made a crash landing into the icy
water of the Hudson River.
The plane, an Airbus A320, had 150 passengers and 5 crew (two
pilots and three flight attendants) on board. No fatalities have been
reported although some passengers were treated for injuries, most
The flight was originally scheduled for
departure at 2:45 p.m. Eastern Time. The flight's actual time of
departure was 3:03 p.m. Eastern Time.
Investigations are now ongoing, however it is
believed birds caused the aircraft to experience engine failure
leading to the crash water-landing.
Individuals who believe they may have family
members on board flight 1549 are encouraged to call US Airways at
1-800-679-8215 within the United States. This number can be
reached toll-free from international locations through AT&T's
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