Bird strike that downed plane was by migratory species

You can blame it on out-of-towners. Smithsonian Institution scientists say it was migratory Canada geese — and not resident Canada geese — that caused US Airways Flight 1549 to ditch in New York’s Hudson River on January 15. More specifically, it was at least two female and one male geese flying at approximately 2,900 feet that got sucked into the two engines of the Airbus A320, disabling both engines and causing one of the more spectacular water landings in aviation history