Wow! Everyone made it out safe!
Reports indicate that the plane hit a flock of birds (NTSB will not confirm that ahead of an investigation), disabling it’s engines. The pilot was able to make a controlled landing in the Hudson River and everyone on board was able to escape with only minor injuries reported. Just amazing, someone get that pilot a medal!
I lived in NYC and was in Manhattan on September 11th and every time I hear something bad like this happen in the city, I panic a little. What a relief to know that this event has proved to not be a tragedy.
Updates from the New York Times
Video coverage from MSNBC