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New York, New York / Hudson River Plane Crash #917941

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Jan 15, 2009
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(Studio: Campbell Brown) The crash of US Airways Flight 1549 into the Hudson River reported.

(Studio: Tom Foreman) Breaking news on what happened in the plane crash reviewed via following the sequence of events; Google Earth animated diagram shown of the plane lifting off, hitting birds, ditching in the Hudson; details given about why the plane did not sink and about the number of waterfowl in the East coast area.

(Studio: Campbell Brown) Report introduced.

(Studio: Erica Hill) The threat to planes from birds examined; statistics on bird-strikes cited; details given about airport techniques re: birds. [Retired US Air Force Ronald MERRITT†- talks about managing the risks from birds especially to plane engines.]

Brown, Campbell;
Foreman, Tom;
Hill, Erica

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