US Airways Jet Crashes into Hudson River

NEW YORK - A US Airways passenger jet taking off from La Guardia airport in New York en route to Charlotte, N.C., crashed into frigid Hudson River on Thursday.

New York City firefighters are responding to the crash. It was not immediately clear if there were injuries.

WNBC’s Tim Minton quoted an unidentified government source as saying that a flock of birds may have hit the plane, disabling both engines.

Looks like the plane is intact and a rescue effort is underway. My mom works for NASDAQ in NYC and says she can see the whole thing from her window. Jesus.