The US Airways jet that made the famous 'miracle on the Hudson' landing makes its final journey to North Carolina. This time the trip is by road.
MOORESTOWN, N.J. – The wreckage of the Charlotte-bound US Airways jet that crash-landed in the Hudson River in 2009 hit some turbulence Sunday on its trip to a North Carolina aviation museum, WCAU-TV reported.
The plane began its trip Saturday from a warehouse in Harrison, N.J., to the Carolinas Aviation Museum in Charlotte, N.C., on top of a large flatbed truck.
On Sunday, the jet became stuck at an intersection in Moorestown, N.J. -- just 80 miles south of Harrison -- when it was too wide to make a turn.
The plane was stuck for about an hour as Moorestown officials removed traffic poles and a fence so it could proceed.
The plane had been stored in the Harrison warehouse since the Jan. 15, 2009, incident in which Flight 1549 was crippled when it slammed into a flock of geese moments after its takeoff from LaGuardia Airport.
With both engines knocked out by the geese, pilot Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger decided his only chance to save his passengers and avoid hurting anyone on the ground was a splash-landing in the Hudson River.
The Carolinas Aviation Museum, in Charlotte, N.C., expressed interest in displaying the wreckage in January because many of the passengers on the flight were from Charlotte.
The plane is expected to arrive in Charlotte by Friday, in time for a Saturday evening arrival ceremony.