Jet from miracle splashdown arriving at NC museum

June 10, 2011 1:56:08 AM PDT
The plane that made a miraculous landing on the Hudson River two years ago is finally due to arrive Friday at its intended destination of Charlotte, where it will be displayed in a museum. Public interest in the jet's journey on flatbed truck has surprised and touched the hero US Airways pilot who guided it to a safe splashdown.

Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger III says it has been wonderful to see images of the thousands of people in several states who have lined up over the last week to watch it pass. The damaged aircraft has come from Newark, N.J. where it spent the last two years in a hangar.

It will be displayed at the Carolinas Aviation Museum.

US Airways Flight 1549 was bound for Charlotte when a flock of geese disabled the engines on Jan. 15, 2009.