Experts: Plane That Crashed had Prior Engine Problem

Pilot said the Airbus A320's right engine had experienced a "compressor stall."


An aircraft that aviation experts say is the same one that crash-landed in the Hudson River Thursday experienced engine problems in mid-flight just two days before, according to passengers.

Whether that problem had any role in Thursday's crash of the same plane remained unclear, but the incident on Jan. 13 proved a harrowing experience for passengers.

They recalled hearing a series of thunderous bangs about 15 minutes after US Airways Flight 1549 from LaGuardia Airport to Charlotte, NC, took off.

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