Posted in general on January 15, 2009

Plane crash

Plane crash

"NEW YORK (AP) -- A US Airways plane has crashed into the Hudson River, sending passengers fleeing for safety in the frigid waters. New York City firefighters are responding to the crash. It was not immediately clear if there were injuries. Witness Barbara Sambriski, a researcher at The Associated Press, said, "I just thought, 'Why is it so low?' And, splash, it hit the water." [Associated Press]

"Eyewitness News has learned a plane has crashed into the Hudson River. The plane is a US Airways flight 1549 from LaGuardia to Charlotte. There were 146 passengers on board the flight, along with 5 crew members. There is no report on their conditions. The plane went down near 57th street. The plane took off from LaGuardia at 3:11 p.m. Ferries are rescuing passengers, some who are seen standing on the wings of the plane." [ABC News]

NY1 is saying it went down near 50th street, near the Intrepid. The plane is still intact and floating downstream. It may have hit birds, and seemed to be more of an emergency, and "smooth", landing... They said a witness said all passengers survived.

CNN is reporting from the rescue area. Said people are in good shape, but freezing and shivering in blankets. A witness said he thinks everyone got off the almost-full plane. The pilot reported a "double bird strike".

The West Side Highway is closed at 34th St...

The water is 40 degrees. Circle Line boats are helping with the rescue.

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Comments (79)

Jesus christ

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2009 4:02 PM

post pics here?

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2009 4:02 PM

it hit a flock of geese

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2009 4:04 PM

thanks for posting this BV, for a second I almost had to go to real news site.

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2009 4:05 PM

watch live on msnbc.com - hopefully everyone got out okay.

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2009 4:06 PM

Crazy....I was just running along the Hudson a couple hours ago.

Posted by Tremags | January 15, 2009 4:06 PM

I guess if there could be a 'good' plane crash - this seems to be it. :) I hope for no casualties... and they (FAA) were just celebrating a period of time with no accidents. Oops.

Posted by tim | January 15, 2009 4:10 PM

looks like its now completely submerged although it looks like it was floating for a good half hour, hopefully everyone got out safe.

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2009 4:12 PM

2 morrissey tickets at bowery for sale!

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2009 4:13 PM

Nice summary. WNBC said the plane ran into a flock of geese, but I think posting up some Flock Of Seagulls would be acceptable.

Posted by TheMusic.FM | January 15, 2009 4:15 PM

fucking birds

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2009 4:16 PM

best line ever, from NYT: "The pilot tried to return to the airport when the plane fell into the Hudson."

so many things wrong with that sentence, i dont even know.

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2009 4:17 PM

it would be an amazing story if everyone survives. that water must be so cold. i feel terrible for everyone involved.

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2009 4:20 PM

Gangsta!

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2009 4:23 PM

I hope there were some folks saying, "The Plane, The Plane, boss." in honor of Ricardo's passing. I think he would have liked this.

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2009 4:28 PM


Co-pilot: "See that flock of geese over there?"
Pilot: "I'd hit it."

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Godspeed, everyone.

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2009 4:29 PM

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2009 4:30 PM

It was definitely Dan Deacon's fault.

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2009 4:32 PM

My office is near the crash. Everyone apparently made it off the plane and onto land safely.

Posted by Joe | January 15, 2009 4:33 PM

gothamist web site is now crashed! lol.

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2009 4:34 PM

Thanks for the help, I wasn't sure how to fit Dan Deacon into this.


sincerely,

BV

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2009 4:30 PM

It was definitely Dan Deacon's fault.

Posted by BV | January 15, 2009 4:36 PM

4:29 that is hilarious. awful... but hilarious.

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2009 4:38 PM

too bad it wasn't A Flock of Seagulls.

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2009 4:39 PM

word is everyone made it out ok. which is nuts. and absolutely wonderful.

Posted by Monk | January 15, 2009 4:42 PM

looks like the pilot saved the day. wonder who he was. buy him a drink.

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2009 4:45 PM

At the rate we pave over nature to build runways, it's funny that birds waited so long before starting to fight back.

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2009 4:55 PM

So awesome everyone survived.

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2009 4:55 PM

Hitchcock was on to something.

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2009 4:56 PM

i'm starting to think the new york's air space is cursed

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2009 5:00 PM

DON'T BUY THE PILOT A DRINK, NO DRUNK PILOTS

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2009 5:01 PM

Dan Deacon

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2009 5:02 PM

^ Cursed with birds, terrorists and working on their pilot's license Yankees.

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2009 5:03 PM

Cory Lidle--Never Forget

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2009 5:06 PM

Daft Punk was on board. They're ok.

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2009 5:10 PM

Just an elaborate viral marketing campaign for Season 4 of Lost...

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2009 5:10 PM

think of all the cell phones lost

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2009 5:13 PM

... Season 5.

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2009 5:13 PM

The Sunken Plane is going to be a new Bowery Presents venue.

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2009 5:17 PM

I'm sure Rosie O'Donnell will explain on her website tomorrow that the bird, trained through a secret joint program of the CIA and IDF, wearing an explosive jacket, did in fact take out two engines on the Airbus 320. This was Bush's last act of domestic terrorism before leaving office next week.

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2009 5:19 PM

Good thing I'm getting away from all this madness by heading out west tomorrow morning and boarding a 6am flight out of Laguardia and... holy sh*t!

Posted by drewo | January 15, 2009 5:20 PM

anon: 5:17

AMAZING!

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2009 5:31 PM

bush delivers farewell message tonight and a plane crashes in nyc. crajee tymes!

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2009 5:42 PM

"I don't know how to put this nicely, but when the birds get inside the engine, they start to cook."

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2009 5:43 PM

Anon 4:55 -
"A New Jersey State Police source told CNN the pilot radioed to air traffic controllers that he had experienced a bird strike and declared an emergency."

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2009 5:45 PM

ow! dont touch my elbow gary. why not? bc its bruised from my plane crash this morning

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2009 5:52 PM

how good does it feel to be able to joke about this?

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2009 5:55 PM

us airways is for da birds anyway

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2009 5:55 PM

LOL at the LOST comment...

Posted by Beeeeeve | January 15, 2009 5:58 PM

I had a turkey wrap with honey mustard

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2009 6:03 PM

I had a double burger with burger sauce on meat.

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2009 6:15 PM

Kate wanted to leave, Locke wanted to stay, trouble ensues.

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2009 6:26 PM

When will we hear the truth about this plane crash? This was all set up by the American government so that we may finally attack the Goose Nation and claim their treasure troves of feathers!

Anybody got some stallone cuts?

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2009 7:27 PM

The Geese were denied bail because of an apparent FLIGHT RISK

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT JOKE TIME

Posted by UptownSound | January 15, 2009 7:32 PM

"ALAH QUACKBAR!" - the goose

Posted by UptownSound | January 15, 2009 7:33 PM

damn you islamofascist birds!

Posted by Monk | January 15, 2009 7:42 PM

5:17pm certainly wins the best comment award of this thread.

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2009 7:46 PM

US Airways would have lost half the luggage anyway...

Posted by Sam C | January 15, 2009 8:40 PM

Anon 7:46, can we vote on this? My money is with the Montalban quip.

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2009 8:42 PM

i heard the gossip was on board.

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2009 8:54 PM

if the pilot was worth his salt he would have landed that puppy on the deck of intrepid. Near the intrepid = meh.

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2009 9:03 PM

the chances of birds causing both engines to fail at the same time are ZERO. Looks like sabotage to me...

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2009 9:49 PM

Final Destination 5... coming soon/

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2009 10:27 PM

I feel like Kanye West's bad singing voice, or maybe the fact that Girl Talk is just a DJ brought this plane down. Am I right? I'm just trying to fit in here....

Posted by Hutz | January 16, 2009 10:42 AM

BLAME CANADA! Or at least their geese.

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2009 10:16 PM

No way guys - funniest comment goes to Anon:4:29.

"I'd hit it."

Posted by jill | January 19, 2009 2:09 AM

i was on that plane, we have been sacred absolute hipster for being on that plane (except for that winning baby) and I think that means that I better than all you oloosers

Posted by Anonymous | January 19, 2009 9:03 PM

It doesn't mean you can spell, type, or arrange a sentence properly, though.

Posted by Sacred Absolute Hipster Cow | January 20, 2009 11:08 AM

Wow, nice pictures.. very creative.

Posted by Bisnis Online | May 18, 2009 9:43 PM

o my god

Posted by furniture | August 14, 2009 8:41 AM

thanks

Posted by lv | October 17, 2009 11:49 AM

Great!! i think?

Posted by green laser pointer | November 17, 2009 2:24 AM

looks like its now
completely

submerged although it looks like it was floating for a good half hour, hopefully everyone got out safe.

Posted by 4insure | October 20, 2010 10:47 AM

I guess it is submerged now... It was a year ago... and all cause by flock of birds.. Dangerous.

Posted by Housebreaking a puppy | October 25, 2010 6:09 PM

i, I’ve been a lurker around your blog for a few months. I love this article and your entire site! Looking forward to reading more!

Posted by mcts certification | March 31, 2011 5:53 AM

^^ you do know that this article is from over 2 years ago, right?

Posted by Anonymous | March 31, 2011 7:50 AM

How come? Very informatif post. Nice Share. Keep Posting.

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