CBS NEWS - Flight 1549 Print

US Airways Flight 1549 flight took off from La Guardia Airport in New York City at 3:03 P.M. Eastern time on its way to Charlotte, N.C., with 150 passengers and five crew members on board. As it gained altitude, it reportedly ran into a "massive flock of birds," according to The New York Times, and the jet engines began making noises—and lost power. Heading north without engine power, the pilot of the Airbus A320 changed course and—in what some are describing as a heroic but calm act—glided to a watery landing in full view of buildings on Manhattan's west side.