“Miracle in Hudson” plane on its way to North Carolina museum

By on Jun 5, 2011 in Lifestyle, Travel, United States Comments

The so-called “Miracle in Hudson” plane is now on its way to North Carolina museum, which was loaded on the back of a huge truck.

“Miracle in Hudson” plane, on its way
to North Carolina museum

Image Credit: AP Photo/Bill Kostroun

According to US news sites on Saturday, June 4, 2011, the US Airways jet, flight 1549, which made an emergency landing at Hudson River two years ago, will now be a part of American history.

J. Supor & Son Trucking and Rigging Co. was said to have contributed for the transportation of the airplane from its warehouse, with around 40 vehicles are in the entourage. The plane’s wing were shipped separately.

On January 15, 2009, the “miracle plane” left LaGuardia Airport, carrying 155 passengers and crew, ran into a flock of geese, forcing pilot Capt. Chesley Sullenberger to make an emergency landing.

Apparently, the power of its two engines lost, and Sullenberger considered landing the plane at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey, but immediately realized that it would be too risky.

The “miracle plane“, which was bound to Charlotte, was then decided to land at Hudson River, where rescuers arrived at once as local media have covered the incident and made headlines.

Later, Sullenberger was considered a national hero for his courage and safety landing of the plane, with no one being hurt.

Meanwhile, the plane is expected to reach North Carolina museum within a week, where pilot Capt. Chesley Sullenberger will speak at the reception on June 11, Saturday, after the plane arrives.

As noted by North Carolina museum president Shawn Dorsch, the 120-foot long plane will travel that long because it will use back roads to avoid obstacles such as overpasses and tollbooths.

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