Federal authorities say more time is needed to recover an engine that snapped off a US Airways plane that safely splashed down in the Hudson River.
It was originally thought the engine — located by police divers Wednesday about 65 feet below the icy water — could be pulled up as early as Thursday.
But the National Transportation Safety Board now says it will need another day or two to coordinate the recovery.
Investigators want to closely inspect the engine to better understand if it conked out after hitting a flock of birds shortly after the plane's takeoff from LaGuardia Airport.
Investigators on Wednesday found the remains of what may be a bird in the recovered engine.
The Airbus A320 splash-landed in the Hudson after losing thrust in both engines. All 155 people on board the Charlotte, N.C.-bound flight survived.