Miracle on the Hudson Plane Arrives at North Carolina Museum
The US Airways plane that made a miraculous landing on the Hudson River two years ago will arrive today at a North Carolina museum.
Last Saturday, the Airbus A320 that made Captain Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger III a national hero departed the Newark, NJ hangar where it had sat since 2009, the Associated Press reported.
To get the craft to the Carolinas Aviation Museum in Charlotte, North Carolina, the plane's wings had to be removed and shipped separately. And, it had to travel along back roads to avoid tollbooths and overpasses.
According to the AP, public reaction to the plane has been immense. Thousands of people along the 600-mile route have lined up along the road to catch a glimpse.
"When I see images of people in their lawns chair waiting for their airplane to roll by on the freeway overpass with a camera to get a glimpse of it is surprising and wonderful," Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger III said in an interview.
US Airways Flight 1549 was forced to make an emergency landing when a flock of geese disabled the engines on Jan. 15, 2009. In a move dubbed the "Miracle on the Hudson," Sullenberger successfully landed the plane on the Hudson River in New York and all passengers survived.
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