Icy Hudson Hinders Plane Removal

The NTSB is attempting to remove the US Airways jet from the Hudson River, but the plane is now anchored in the ice. The jet is tied up to a seawall at Battery Park City at the southern tip of Manhattan about three miles downriver of the crash. More on the salvage effort and a photo gallery at Gothamist. JMG reader Ken points us to this video capturing the crash from security cameras on a Manhattan dock.

The plane’s pilot, Chesley Sullenberger, has been called by Dubya, offered the key to NYC by Bloomberg, and already has a Facebook fan group with over 50,000 members. Some are even calling for NY Gov. Paterson to appoint Sullenberger to Hillary Clinton’s Senate seat, despite Sullenberger’s residency in California.