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Mon June 6, 2011
'Miracle on the Hudson' Coming to Charlotte
It was nearly two years ago that U.S. Airways flight 1549 bound for Charlotte had to make an emergency landing on the Hudson River. Everyone on board survived what was called a miracle landing. This week the plane is making one last journey to the Queen City where it will go on display at the Carolinas Aviation Museum. Shawn Dorsch is the president of the facility. He says the plane will arrive Friday for a special event with the crew and passengers including Captain Sullenberger before going on public display Sunday.
Shawn Dorsch: "This summer's going to be actually very exciting at the museum because it will be like taking an Airbus factory tour for about four months while the mechanics from U.S. Airways and Airbus reassemble the airplane over the summer; put the wings, the tail back on it, some of the doors, the different parts of the airplane and prepare it for display."
Dorsch says eventually there are plans for visitors to be able to enter the plane.