US Airways Flight 1549.

Miracle on the Hudson Jet

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Charlotte, North Carolina

See the formerly waterlogged Flight 1549, and relive the miraculous moments when Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger safely landed it in the Hudson River after flying into a flock of Canada Geese. The geese died, but all 160 people on the plane lived. It was the feel-good story of 2009 (except for the geese). Since Charlotte was the plane's destination, Charlotte got to keep the plane and put it on permanent display in its airport museum in 2012.

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Carolinas Aviation Museum

4672 First Flight Drive, Charlotte, NC
Carolinas Aviation Museum. Follow signs for Charlotte Douglas Intl Airport. From Billy Graham Pkwy exit onto Morris Field Drive. Drive west, then quickly turn right onto First Flight Drive. Follow it about three-quarters of a mile to the museum, on the right.
M-F 10-4, Sa 10-5, Su 1-5 (Call to verify)
Adults $12.
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