A US Airways jet en route to Charlotte, N.C. from New York City crashed into the Hudson River off the west side of Manhattan with more than 150 people onboard today.
By RUSSELL GOLDMAN
New York City firefighters and passenger ferries responded to the crashed plane, which floated near the historic aircraft carrier The Intrepid.
US Airways flight 1549, an A-320 manufactured by Airbus, was carrying as many as 146 passengers and five crew members, according to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
The Port Authority and the Federal Aviation Administration said the plane's pilot reported a bird strike shortly before the plane went down.
New York City police said the rescue operation was ongoing and commuter boats in the area were seen fishing people from the frigid waters and rescuing passengers standing on the plane's wings.
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