plane crashes into hudson: Hero pilot saves everyone plane en route from new york to charlotte may have struck geese
a us airways jet landed in the hudson river near manhattan thursday afternoon, plunging its 158 crew and passengers, including one infant, into freezing waters after apparently hitting a flock of geese.
experts say that canadian geese are one of a pilot's worst nightmares.
A 4-pound bird exerts more than 6 tons of force (external - login to view) if hit by a plane traveling 200 mph -- some geese weigh up to 15 pounds.
thats it! You've done it now canada!