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US Air Crash; Hudson River, NY

Hudson River, NY | 2009-Jan-15

Initial Notification: At 3:31 PM January 15, 2009 the US Air flight 1549 crashed into the Hudson River. This Airbus A320 class of aircraft has a potential capacity of 6300 gallons of Jet fuel. 150 passengers on board. Plane took off from LaGuardia Airport, NY and was heading to Charlotte, NC. Reported to be in air only for 3 minutes before crashing into Hudson River. PRELIMINARY report indicates that all passengers and crew have been accounted for, however there are reports of injuries. Dive teams have searched the aircraft and no one found onboard. NTSB initiating investigation. US Airways emergency line for families 800-679-8215. Preliminary reports that plane hit a flock of geese causing both engines to burn out. USCG, NYC Police and Fire Departments and NY Waterway Ferries on-scene. Homeland Security/FBI say that this was not a terrorist incident. The SSC has contacted Sector NY and offered any assistance if needed. So far no requests for assistance. 12-15 victims brought to Roosevelt Hospital for hypothermia treatment and other injuries. USCG reported that at 3:31 PM the plane crashed, and CG activated response crews from Sector NY. USCG deployed 9 vessels on-scene.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:Jet Fuel
Total amount at risk of spill: 6300 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 40° 44.63′ North
Longitude (approximate): 73° 57.70′ West