This has to be one (if only one) in the eye for all those people who say there’s no point in listening to passenger plane safety announcements about how to slide down the inflatable ramp and put on your flotation aid because if there’s a crash the best you can hope for is to be a smear on a mountainside:

A US Airways Airbus A320 passenger plane carrying at least 150 people has crashed into the Hudson River in New York City.

A passenger who escaped from the aircraft told CNN: “A couple of minutes after taking off we heard a loud bang, the plane shook a bit and immediately we could smell smoke and fire.”

Fox News also quoted passengers as saying that everyone from the plane had escaped alive.