Citizen journalists versus US Airways 1549

More on US Airways 1549, the plane that water-landed in the Hudson river in New York — the first photo from the scene was this stunning image from Janis Krums from Sarasota, Florida, who put the photo in his Twitter feed as his ferry steamed toward the rafts to pick up the passengers. What a fantastic, iconic shot.

And Kottke has a fantastic roundup of amateur reporter coverage of the crash, everything from nautical charts and flight-path mashups to learned discussions of the effect of birds on plane-engines.

There's a plane in the Hudson. I'm on the ferry going to pick up the people. Crazy.

(via Consumerist)