Search Still on for Engine; but It's 'Not Going Anywhere'

Plane heads to Jersey, black boxes to DC
By Drew Nelles,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 18, 2009 3:25 PM CST
A firefighter investigates the damaged right engine of an Airbus A320 that made an emergency landing Thursday in the Hudson River, Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009.   (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
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(Newser) – The missing left engine from the US Airways jetliner that landed in the Hudson River still hasn’t been located, the New York Times reports. Still, there’s no hurry, a transportation authority says, because “it’s not going anywhere.” Police and army boats using sonar haven’t pinpointed any locations, but a transportation safety board briefing last night said that investigators thought they had found the engine.

“If they locate what appears to be the engine, they’ll submerge a remote operating vehicle that has cameras on it to confirm it,” an NYPD spokesman says. Meanwhile, the plane itself is on its way to a New Jersey marina, and its flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder are headed the Washington for examination.