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Plane crashes in Hudson River, passengers survive

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UPDATE:  NEW YORK (AP) -- FAA says all passengers and crew on US Airways Flight 1549 are off the plane and safe.

UPDATE:  NEW YORK (AP) -- A witness to the crash of a US Airways plane in New York's Hudson River says it looked like a "controlled descent" as the plane came down.

Bob Read watched the plane from his office at the TV newsmagazine "Inside Edition."

He said he saw the plane "coming down, looking like it's landing right in the water."

Another witness, Associated Press research Barbara Sambriski says she wondered why the plane was flying so low. And then, she says, "splash, it hit the water."

UPDATE:  NEW YORK (AP) -- A law enforcement official says authorities aren't aware of any deaths from today's plane crash in New York's Hudson River, and that passengers don't appear to be seriously injured.

A US Airways plane crashed into the frigid river, after what authorities describe as a bird strike that disabled two engines shortly after takeoff.

It sent the 150 people on board scrambling onto rescue boats.

UPDATE:  KTIV will have a live report from New York City on KTIV Live at 5.

UPDATE:  WASHINGTON (AP) -- FBI: No information that NY plane crash was terrorism.

UPDATE:  NEW YORK (AP) -- Emergency crews are on the scene of a US Airways plane crash in New York's Hudson River.

New York City firefighters are responding to the incident. Passengers fled the plane, which floated in frigid waters. It's not clear yet if there are injuries.

A government official says the plane may have collided with a bird. That apparently disabled two engines.

A witness says she had noticed the plane was flying low. She said it then suddenly hit the water.

A Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman says the flight had just taken off from LaGuardia Airport. It was en route to Charlotte, N.C.

NEW YORK (AP) -- A US Airways plane has crashed into the Hudson River next to New York City, sending passengers fleeing for safety in the frigid waters.

New York City firefighters are responding to the crash. It's not clear if there are injuries.

Witness Barbara Sambriski, a researcher at The Associated Press, said she thought, "Why is it so low?" And then, she says, "splash, it hit the water."

NBC News says there were 160 passengers on board.

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