Second Engine Still Intact in Hudson Crash

By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 17, 2009 2:45 PM CST

The US Airways jet that survived a crash-landing in the Hudson River lay in a thickening flow of ice today as the bitter cold complicated efforts to retrieve a jet that now appears to be more intact than previously thought, the AP reports. Federal investigators said the aircraft's right engine, which they initially believed had come off and drifted away, is still attached to the plane.

An official said the water was so murky—even before ice began to form—that authorities couldn't see the engine still on the plane. As officials pondered how to lift the 80-ton plane and onto a barge, they released the first video of the spectacular crash and a dramatic 911 call from a Bronx man. "We looked up, and the plane came straight over us, and it was turning," he said. "Oh my God!" (More Hudson crash stories.)

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