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Plane Crashes in N.Y.'s Hudson River

A US Airways flight with 155 passengers and crew crashed into New York's Hudson River Thursday afternoon, shortly after takeoff from New York's La Guardia airport bound for Charlotte. The plane, an Airbus A320, was apparently crippled by a midair encounter with geese.

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Successful Crash Landing Points to Improved Safety
Article | The heroic actions of the pilots of a US Airways jet that ditched in the Hudson River in New York on Thursday highlighted what safety experts say is a broader trend in aviation: The system has never been so safe, and accidents have never been so survivable.

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