“Miracle on the Hudson” Plane Heading to Museum

The Associated Press reports that the US Airways Airbus A320 which was ditched on the Hudson River after losing power to both engines back in January of 2009, will be sent to the Carolinas Aviation Museum as apart of an exhibit set to open next year.

The museum exhibit is scheduled to open next January and will focus on the technology that helped the plane land safely as well as the heroics of Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, who became an instant national hero. The most compelling moments likely will come from taped interviews with the passengers.

US Airways flight 1549 was scheduled to fly from LaGuardia Airport in New York City to Charlotte/Douglas International Airport in North Carolina but a rare double bird strike forced Captain Chesley Sullenberger to make a quick decision on whether the plane could make it safely to nearby Teterboro Airport in New Jersey. Once Sullenberger decided that the plane wouldl ikely not be bale to make it to Teterboro, he made the decision to ditch the plane on the Hudson River. All 155 onboard survived and the incident has since been dubbed “The Miracle on the Hudson.”

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