‘Miracle on the Hudson’ plane passes through en route to North Carolina

    Expect to see a strange site around 10 a.m. on the Delaware Memorial Bridge. Around that time, a plane will cross the bridge, wingless and strapped to a flatbed.

    U.S. Airways jet, flight 1549 — better known as the plane from the “Miracle on the Hudson” the world witnessed more than two years ago — is passing through our area. The plane is on its way to Charlotte, N.C., where it will find a permanent home in the Carolinas Aviation Museum.


    The plane was bound for Charlotte on its last flight when a flock of geese disabled the engine and Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger III landed the aircraft on the Hudson River so all 155 people on board could be rescued.

    “It’s going to be displayed as if came out of the water,” museum director Shawn Dorsh told the Associated Press about the planned $2.4 million exhibit for the plane. “We want it to look like it did when it came out of the water — frozen in that moment in time.”

    The route was carefully planned to avoid toll booths and other non-aircraft-accommodating conditions.

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