Greater City Providence

Hudson River plane crash


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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.

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Jef Nickerson

Jef is Greater City Providence's co-founder, editor, and publisher. He grew up on Cape Cod and lived in Boston; Portland, Maine; and New York before settling in Providence. In addition to urbanism, Jef is interested in art, design, and ice cream. Please feel free to contact Jef if you have any question or comments about Greater City Providence.

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