Second Engine Recovered From Hudson River
Couric lands first interview with Flight 1549's hero captain
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 23, 2009 4:45 PM CST
The engine is lifted on to a barge.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – The left engine of Flight 1549 was pulled from the Hudson River this afternoon, days after it was located with sonar, NY1 reports. Divers had held off on the recovery because of cold weather; warmer temperatures today allowed them to reach the engine and hoist it out of the water using a crane. Visible damage included a missing piece of the outer shell, and stray wires and shards of metal.

Meanwhile, Katie Couric has landed the first interview with Flight 1549's captain, Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, which will air on 60 Minutes on Feb. 8, Broadcasting & Cable reports. Competition for face time with the hero pilot has been fierce since the Jan. 15 crash. The Today show originally announced that Matt Lauer would interview Sullenberger this week, but USAirways declined to make him available.