Miracle on the Hudson plane is moving

The museum that houses the plane is closing
Posted at 6:06 PM, Jul 12, 2019

CHARLOTTE — The plane made famous in 2009's "Miracle on the Hudson," when the pilot made an emergency landing on the Hudson River, has to find a new home.

The building that houses the Carolina Aviation Museum in Charlotte, NC, will become home to the Honeywell Corporation's fleet of aircraft.

That means the plane, U.S. Airways flight 1549, along with about 50 smaller planes, has to find a new home.

"You know we are a Smithsonian Institution so there are collector policies that we follow and we work with retail agencies to find out the best way to move and store the aircraft," said museum president Stephen Saucier.

The plane became part of aviation history when Captain Sully Sullenberger landed it on the Hudson -- saving everyone on board -- after the plane hit a flock of geese.

Since it first went on display the plane has been a game-changer for the museum.

It's expected to take more than two years to find a new location and build a new home for the museum's exhibits. Officials hope it will be on the grounds of the Charlotte Airport, where the museum is currently located.