Jet from Miracle Splashdown on the Hudson River Arrives at North Carolina Museum


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP).- It finally arrived. Two years after a US Airways jet left New York for Charlotte and made a miraculous landing on the Hudson River, it reached its intended destination and future home in a museum. “My flight has finally come home,” said Eileen Shleffar, who was sitting in seat 13D when the plane splashed in the river. US Airways Flight 1549 had just taken off from LaGuardia airport when a flock of geese disabled the engines on Jan. 15, 2009. Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger III safely glided into a water landing. All 155 passengers and crew members were rescued. Thousands of people in several states have lined up along the road to glimpse the 120-foot-long fuselage on its 600-mile journey on a flatbed truck