ABC News Radio On The Scene For Plane Crash Coverage
January 15, 2009 at 5:06 PM (PT)
ABC NEWS RADIO provided full crisis coverage of the US AIRWAYS plane crash in the HUDSON RIVER THURSDAY afternoon, with a special report shortly after the incident and one-minute status reports starting at 4p ET and into the evening. The network also provided a one-hour special, "US AIR 1549: MIRACLE ON THE HUDSON," at 7:06p, anchored by CHERI PRESTON.
ABC "GOOD MORNING AMERICA" co-host ROBIN ROBERTS, whose building overlooks the river, called 911, then called in live reports to the network. AARON KATERSKY raced to the riverbank to report on the crash, walking three miles downriver with the plane as it drifted with the current and on the scene when passengers reached the shoreline.
GARY NUNN filed reports from atop a 40 story building near the river, while ALEX STONE anchored reports from the studio, aviation expert JOHN NANCE provided analysis, and KATE SNOW reported from one of the hospitals where passengers were treated.