The FAA has released the following transcript from US Airways flight 1549
This is the transcript between air traffic control (New York Terminal Radar Approach Control - TRACON) and the flight deck. Transcripts from the cockpit voice recorder (CVR) will not be made available for as much as 18 months, according to the NTSB.
On page 3 of the transcript, US Airways 1549 (AWE 1549) checks in with the departure controller:
US1549: 'cactus fifteen forty nine seven hundred climbing five thousand'
ATC: 'cactus fifteen forty nine New York departure radar contact climb and maintain one five thousand'
US1549: 'maintain one five thousand cactus fifteen forty nine'
ATC: 'cactus fifteen forty nine turn left heading two seven zero'
US1549: 'ah this is uh cactus fifteen thirty nine hit by birds we lost thrust in both engines we're turning back towards LaGuardia'
ATC: 'ok yeah you need to return to LaGuardia turn left heading two two zero'
US1549: 'two two zero'
ATC: 'tower stop your departures we got an emergency returning'
LGA: 'who is it'
ATC: 'it's fifteen twenty nine he ah bird strike he lost all engines he lost the thrust in the engines he is returning immediately'
LGA: 'cactus fifteen twenty nine which engines'
ATC: 'he lost thrust in both engines he said'
LGA: 'got it'
ATC: 'cactus fifteen twenty nine if we can get it to you do you want to try to land runway one three'
US1549: 'we're unable we may end up in the Hudson'
ATC: 'alright cactus fifteen forty nine it's going to be left traffic to runway three one'
ATC: 'okay what do you need to land'
ATC: 'cactus fifteen forty nine runway four is available if you want to make left traffic to runway four'
US1549: 'I am not sure if we can make any runway oh what's over to our right anything in New Jersey maybe Teterboro'
ATC: 'okay yeah off to your right side is Teterboro airport'
ATC: 'do you want to try and go to Teterboro'
ATC: 'Teterboro uh empire actually LaGuardia departure got an emergency inbound'
TEB: 'okay go ahead'
ATC: 'cactus fifteen twenty nine over the George Washington bridge wants to go to the airport right now'
TEB: 'he wants to go to our airport check does he need any assistance'
ATC: 'ah yes he ah he was a bird strike can i get him in for runway one'
TEB: 'runway one that's good'
ATC: 'cactus fifteen twenty nine turn right two eight zero you can land runway one at Teterboro'
US1549: 'we can't do it'
ATC: 'okay which runway would you like at Teterboro'
US1549: 'we're gonna be in the Hudson'
ATC: 'I'm sorry say again cactus'
ATC: 'cactus ah cactus fifteen forty nine radar contact is lost you also got Newark airport off your two o'clock and about seven miles'
ATC: 'cactus fifteen twenty nine uh you still on'