Plane crashes in NYC river after bird cuts engines http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090115/ap_on_re_us/plane_in_river 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.