America West plane crashes

America West began flight operations in 1983 and absorbed US Airways in 2006. The airline was subsequently merged with American Airlines in 2015.

The airline had no crashes or serious or significant airline safety events prior to absorbing US Airways. Subsequent to this 2006 merger, the only significant safety event involving US Airways was the ditching of an A320 in the Hudson River in New York City in 2009, the so-called "Miracle on the Hudson."

15 January 2009; US Airways A320-200, New York, NY: The aircraft was on a scheduled passenger flight from New York (LaGuardia) to Charlotte, NC. The aircraft struck a flock of birds shortly after takeoff and experienced a loss of power to both engines. The crew was able to successfully ditch the aircraft in the Hudson River near midtown Manhattan. The aircraft reached an maximum altitude of about 3200 feet before it began to descend. After ditching, all five crew members and 150 passengers evacuated the aircraft. There were no fatalities in this event.
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America West plane crashes -- Revised: 29 January 2017