US Airways Flight 1549

US Airways Flight 1549
US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River
US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River

Accident summary
Date 15 January 2009
Type : Multiple bird strikes
controlled ditching
Location : Hudson River, New York
Passengers : 150
Crew : 5
Fatalities : 0
Survivors : 155 (all))
Aircraft involved : Airbus A320
Operator : US Airways
Aircraft registration : N106US
Flight origin : La Guardia Airport
Destination : Charlotte Douglas Airport

The incidents which involves an A320 en route from from New York La Guardia LGA KLGA? to Charlotte Douglas International CLT KCLT?. The aircraft hit a flock of birds and lost both engines in the process. The pilot decided to ditch the plane in the frozen Hudson River. All the passangers and the whole crew survived




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