Plane crash into the Hudson river

A US Air A320 en route from LaGuardia to Charlotte has crashed into the Hudson River between NYC and New Jersey. Amazingly it seems that the plane is intact and is seems like door 1L is actually above the surface of the water so they can get it open and get people off the plane.

I guess this is proof that a water landing of a commercial jet is possible without it completely breaking up on impact.

Update (4:30p EST): Everyone got off the plane safely, some through 1L (the boarding door) and some onto the wings. Passengers were rescued by various boats in the area, many of them the commuter ferries that ply the Hudson. Damn amazing.

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Seth Miller

I'm Seth, also known as the Wandering Aramean. I was bit by the travel bug 30 years ago and there's no sign of a cure. I fly ~200,000 miles annually; these are my stories. You can connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.