Search for missing engine to continue today

NEW YORK (AP) -- Sonar-equipped boats will resume their Hudson River search today for the missing engine from US Airways Flight 1549.

Investigators want to examine the engine to determine how the jetliner lost power after hitting a flock of birds. The Airbus A320 with 155 people splashed down, with no loss of life.

Searchers located an object 16 feet long and 8 feet wide near where the plane made its emergency landing. The engine is about that size.

But divers ran out of daylight before they could confirm whether the object is the engine. And currents were too swift to drop a camera-equipped robotic device.

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