Only a mile or so west of TPM HQ a US Air jet has crashed into the Hudson River. We’re watching video of the plane. And — thankfully — it looks more like a crash landing than a crash, because the plane appears to be fully or nearly intact floating on the water. Passengers are being taken off the plane by boats.
We’ll bring you more shortly.
The plane took off at 3:26 PM from LaGuardia. So even now as I write only 22 minutes ago.
4:16 PM … Fox is reporting that NYC police now say that all passengers have been successfully evacuated from the plane.
4:34 PM … The FAA is now issuing a preliminary report that the agency believes all passengers and crew were able to safely evacuate the plane.
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