Engine hints at damage from “unusually large bird”

New York police divers are still searching the Hudson River for the left engine from US Airways Flight 1549, even as the right engine yields clues to the mishap. Sonar operators believe they located the left engine in about 60 feet of water, and divers hope to raise it today. Meanwhile, The Wall Street Journal is reporting that “substantial damage” to the right engine indicates “it may have sucked in an unusually large bird, or multiple birds.” Investigators are still checking into reported engine problems two days earlier, but experts say that incident probably had no bearing on last week’s splash landing.

Source: Chicago Tribune/The Associated Press