"did it feel a like bird – or birds – was sucked into the plane's engines? because that's the preliminary report we're getting from the faa."(early reports suggest that all passengers were rescued from the flight.)
UPDATE 1/16/09 – the headline on tonight's new york times website: all 155 escape jet's plunge into hudson. the pilot, Chesley B. Sullenberger III, 57, is being hailed as a hero for the remarkable landing. the plane's crew is also being commended for keeping the passengers organized, focused and calm.