Politics & Government

June 8, 2009

DNA shows jet that landed in Hudson struck migrating geese

Regulating local birds populations wouldn't have prevented the accident that forced U.S. Airways Flight 1549 to ditch in the Hudson River in January. The birds that brought down the New York-to-Charlotte flight were migrating Canada geese, according to DNA testing on bird remains found in the plane's engines. The resultsw ere released Monday by the Smithsonian.

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