A US airways plane that landed in the Hudson River in New York City hit a bird that disabled two engines aviation officials said, according to the Associated Press.
US Airways flight 1549 departed from La Guardia Airport at 3:26 p.m. bound for Charlotte, N.C., according to the New York Times. The pilot was attempting to return to the airport before descending on the river.
Images from television news footage showed the plane partially submerged underwater, with passengers exiting the plane through side doors onto ferries nearby. Among the vessels were police boats.
The temperature in the area was in the 20s.
There is no information at this time to indicate this is a security-related incident, Homeland Security spokeswoman Lauran Keehner said, according to the Associated Press. We continue to closely monitor the situation which at present is focused on search and rescue.