US Airways flight US-1549 – UPDATE

Thursday 15th January, 2009

Photo just after impact with passengers evacuating. Some are on the wings, a few in the water. According to latest reports, all 148 passengers and 5 crew members survived. According to one report, 5 pets carried in the hold – which was immediately submerged – perished in the accident.

The NTSB confirmed the registration of the airplane to be N106US and dispatched a go-team consisting of 20 investigators on site.

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Aircraft data:

    Airframe Details
    Construction Number: 1044
    Aircraft Type (Built as): Airbus A320-214
    Engines: 2x CFMI CFM56-5B4/P
    Test Registration: F-WWII
    Date of Manufactur / First Flight: 1999-06-15
    Selcal: CS-AJ
    Airframe Status: Written Off

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