Plane crashes in NYC river after bird cuts engines http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090115/ap_on_re_us/plane_in_river [Broken] Well, it had to be more than one bird. Each engine is mechanically independent. If one bird took out both engines, then Airbus needs to rethink the independence of the engines. Earlier I saw of the plane was just the tip of the tail protruding from the water, but now it looks like they might be trying to raise the aircraft a bit. It appears that the passengers and crew were rescued, but that's not official yet as it just happened in the last couple of hours.