Flight 1549 was headed to Charlotte, North Carolina, when it made an emergency landing in the Hudson River after only being airborne for aproximately three minutes. It was reported that the plane struck a flock of birds and one or two were lodged in the engine creating a loss of thrust from both engines. After all rescuing efforts were through, the plane was quickly moored to a pier near the World Financial Center in Lower Manhattan. the left engine had detached from the aircraft and was later recovered at the river bottom. On January 17, the aircraft was removed from the Hudson River and placed on a barge and then moved to New Jersey for examination.
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