Plane crashes into Hudson River

NEW YORK CITY — A US Airways flight headed to Charlotte has crashed into the Hudson River in New York City.

Flight 1549 left from Boston and was headed to Charlotte when it tried to divert to La Guardia Airport in New York City.

The plane landed in the Hudson River.

New York City firefighters are responding to the crash. It was not immediately clear if there were injuries.

Witness Barbara Sambriski, a researcher at The Associated Press, said, “I just thought, ‘Why is it so low?’ And, splash, it hit the water.”


Passenger “hijacks” Russian internal flight

MOSCOW (Reuters) – A passenger aboard a Russian internal flight said the plane had been hijacked and must divert to Vienna, Russia’s Interfax news agency quoted a law enforcement source as saying on Friday.

No official confirmation of the report was immediately available.

“At 5.20 p.m. (1320 GMT) one of the passengers on a flight from Adler to Moscow cried ‘Allah Akbar’ and announced that the flight had been hijacked and demanded to change the course from Vnukovo (airport outside Moscow) to Vienna,” Interfax quoted the source as saying.

Adler is a town on Russia’s Black Sea coast in the mainly Muslim north Caucasus.

Liberal plane diverted to Montreal

*Hmmm…didn’t it happen to Obama recently???*

The Liberal campaign’s airplane was forced to make an unexpected landing in Montreal on Tuesday evening.

The CBC’s Susan Bonner, who was on the plane and is following the Liberal campaign, said the plane’s cabin lights went off shortly after taking off from Sherbrooke, Que.

One of the plane’s two on-board generators apparently lost power, said the CBC’s James Fitz-Morris.

All those aboard the plane will be spending the night in Montreal, he said, as the problem is fixed.

The Boeing 737, owned by Air Inuit, had been scheduled to land in southern Ontario.

Liberal Leader St├ęphane Dion was in Sherbrooke to make a health-care announcement, promising a $420-million fund to boost the numbers of doctors and nurses across the country.

He is scheduled to speak at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ont., at 9:30 a.m. ET Wednesday.