US Airways Passenger Jet Crashes Into Hudson River By NYC

The statue of liberty stands in the background as rescue boats float next to a US Airways plane floating in the water after crashing into the Hudson River in the afternoon on January 15, 2008 in New York City. The Airbus 320 flight 1549 crashed shortly after take-off from LaGuardia Airport heading to <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100101101011241" title="Charlotte" href="/topic/us/north-carolina/mecklenburg-county-%28north-carolina%29/charlotte-PLGEO100101101011241.topic">Charlotte</a>, North Carolina.
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( Getty Images photo by Chris McGrath / January 15, 2009 )

The statue of liberty stands in the background as rescue boats float next to a US Airways plane floating in the water after crashing into the Hudson River in the afternoon on January 15, 2008 in New York City. The Airbus 320 flight 1549 crashed shortly after take-off from LaGuardia Airport heading to Charlotte, North Carolina.

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