Today is yet another sunny day in Kuala Lumpur but reading the story of the US Airways plane-crash on the Hudson river in New York drives chills down my spine. Fortunately, all 155 passengers are safe and none serously injured.
150 passengers and five crew, were aboard the US Airways flight 1549, Airbus A320, bound for Charlotte, North Carolina from New York's LaGuardia Airport. The pilot made an emergency landing in the river just minutes after take off. A collision with a flock of birds apparently knocked out both engines. Rescue efforts were swift. Rescuers pulled all 155 people on board into boats as the plane sank.
More stories and pictures below:
All 155 survive plane crash in NY's Hudson River, The Star
All 155 Escape Jet’s Plunge Into Hudson, New York Times