Sonar may have located jet engine in river

January 20, 2009 2:20:42 PM PST
Police and federal marine agents searching the Hudson River with sonar equipment for the left engine of US Airways Flight 1549 say they've found what appears to be an object of the same size. New York Police Department spokesman Paul Browne said Tuesday that the object is 16 feet long and 8 feet wide. It's in about 60 feet of water north of the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum.

The NYPD says the currents are too strong to put a robotic device into the murky water to confirm whether the object is the engine. Divers are in the water trying to examine the object.

The Airbus A320 crash-landed in the Hudson last week after hitting birds and losing thrust in both engines. All 155 people on board survived.