All 150 passengers and five crew evacuated successfully from a US Airways A320 that executed an emergency water landing in the Hudson River on the west side of Manhattan following an apparent bird strike yesterday afternoon in what appears to be the first controlled ditching of a US commercial aircraft in more than 50 years. US Flight 1549 took off from LaGuardia, just east of Manhattan in Queens, shortly before 3:30 p.m. on its way to Charlotte and, according to reports citing FAA, the ...

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