About 2 minutes before flight 1549 went into the Hudson, probably right about the time the birds hit the engine, I was above the Hudson, in a US Air plane, in an approach to LGA, taking the below shot of ground zero. We landed at LGA at almost the exact time flight 1549 went into the river. The airport was strangely calm and normal, despite the PA announcement that "all flights were grounded due to an incident at the airport" and the TVs in the bar in the terminal showing the breaking news. I got on a plane an hour later to head to Florida. It was oddly normal.