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NEW YORK - A US Airways plane crashed into the frigid Hudson River on Thursday afternoon after striking birds that disabled two engines, sending 150 on board scrambling onto rescue boats, authorities say. No deaths or serious injuries were immediately reported.
Jan 15 (Reuters) - Bank of America Corp spokeswoman Kelly Sapp: * Says "a number" of bank's workers were booked on US Airways jet that went down Thursday in New York's Hudson River-spokeswoman * Says bank is trying to confirm workers' whereabouts, and working closely with local authorities to get further information Bank of America is based in Charlotte, North Carolina, where the US Airways flight was headed. ((New York Equities Desk; tel: +1 646 223 6000)) (For more news about Bank of America Corp click here COPYRIGHT Copyright Thomson Reuters 2009. All rights reserved.
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NEW YORK(CNNMoney.com) -- Several Bank of America employees were on the plane that crashed into New York City's frigid Hudson River Thursday afternoon.
The Charlotte, N.C.-based bank is confirming their whereabouts and working with authorities to gather further info, a spokeswoman said.
Wells Fargo spokeswoman Mary Eshet confirms three employees were on the flight, all have been accounted for and are safe. Eshet says there were not hospitalized that she was aware of.
The more than 150 people on the flight, which had just taken off from LaGuardia Airport headed to Charlotte, are believed safe. Flight 1549 may have may have experienced a bird strike -- when a bird or flock of birds is sucked into the jet -- according to FAA spokeswoman Laura Brown.