Jet that landed on Hudson will go to N.C. air museum
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The US Airways jet that made a near-miraculous landing on the Hudson River in 2009 will finally reach its destination, but as a museum piece rather than in service.
The Carolinas Aviation Museum has almost completed an agreement to buy the damaged plane from the insurance company that owns it, museum president Shawn Dorsch said Wednesday.
The museum is in Charlotte, which was the destination of US Airways Flight 1549 until a flock of geese disabled the engines. Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger glided it to a safe landing on the Hudson in New York, and all 155 passengers and crew members were rescued.
Dorsch would not disclose the cost of the plane.
The fuselage is in a New Jersey warehouse. Dorsch said he hopes to have the plane on exhibit by May.
“It will be trucked down here and will be reassembled in the configuration it came out of the water,” he said. “And it will be reassembled as it came out of the water. So the artifact will be conserved as opposed to restored.”
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