It’s not your average sight at a rest stop, but motorists from New Jersey to South Carolina have been able to catch a glimpse this week of the Airbus fuselage recovered from the Hudson River after the historic emergency landing back in 2009.
The 120 foot long airplane from US Airways flight 1549 spent the night in North Carolina after having left New Jersey on June 4. The Airbus A320 is heading to the Carolinas Aviation Museum in Charlotte, South Carolina where it will be reassembled and put on display.
On January 15, 2009, the A320 lost power in both engines after colliding with a flock of geese. Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger and his crew famously were able to get everybody off of the airplane safely a short glide and landing in the Hudson River.