Preliminary Accident Reports

March 2009 Issue

January 15, 2009, New York, N.Y., Airbus A320

At approximately 1530 Eastern time, USAirways flight 1549 incurred multiple bird strikes during initial climb, lost thrust to its engines and ditched in the Hudson River. Visual conditions prevailed. To date, of the five crewmembers, and 150 passengers on board, one serious injury has been reported. A total of 26 people were transported to hospitals, including two emergency response personnel. A final injury count is still to be determined.

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