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Plane Crashes into Hudson River

A US Airways plane crashed into the Hudson River Thursday afternoon after hitting a flock of birds during takeoff from La Guardia airport. With two engines disabled, pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger brought the plane to a jarring stop in the Hudson River. All 155 people on board the Airbus A320 survived. Paramedics reported that one victim had two broken legs. When the Coast Guard arrived at the plane it was submerged up to the windows with many passengers standing on the plane's wings in the frigid water. Police divers rescued some passengers from underwater.” We’ve had the 'Miracle on 34th Street.' I believe now we've had a miracle on the Hudson," New York Gov. David Paterson said in a news conference Thursday evening. The plane was en route to Charlotte, North Carolina.