A US Airways jet with 155 people on board has ditched in the frigid Hudson River off Manhattan after apparently hitting a flock of geese.
Officials said everyone was rescued, including the 150 passengers and five crew aboard the Airbus A320, headed for Charlotte, North Carolina.
Most of the passengers huddled on the wings of the plane in freezing weather, waiting to be rescued by police boats and passing ferries.
Moments before ditching in the Hudson River, the plane was caught on camera flying low above the city.
While none of the 155 people on board was seriously injured, many were panicked and frightened by the ordeal.
A few passengers were plucked from the icy waters. Rescuers said they would not have survived for more than five or ten minutes in the 5C (41F) water.
The Federal Aviation Administration said it was investigating reports the plane hit a flock of birds after taking off from New York's LaGuardia airport.
The Department of Homeland Security told the BBC there was no indication the incident was security related.
After the rescue operation was complete, the plane was eventually towed to shore.
Its pilot has been praised for his skill in making the crash-landing, which some described as near-miraculous.