Engine of jet that landed in Hudson River is found

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image none"><span>none</span></div><span class="caption-text">A worker looks into the damaged right engine of the US Airways Airbus A320 that made an emergency landing Thursday in the Hudson River as the plane sits on a barge after being lifted out of the river in New York, Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009. &#40;AP Photo&#47;Kathy Willens&#41;  </span></div>
January 21, 2009 12:28:44 PM PST
Divers have found the engine that broke off a US Airways jetliner when it crash-landed in the Hudson River last week. Police in New York and New Jersey and federal marine agents used sonar equipment to search the Hudson for the left engine of Flight 1549.

The sonar detected an object 16 feet long and 8 feet wide in about 60 feet of water north of the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum on Tuesday afternoon. New York City and State Police say divers confirmed Wednesday around 3 p.m. that it was the plane's engine.

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. The rest of the plane was taken to a New Jersey marina over the weekend.


Associated Press writer David Porter in Trenton, N.J., contributed to this report.