US Airways Flight 1549 was scheduled to fly from New York’s LaGuardia Airport to the Charlotte.Douglas International Airport on January 15, 2009. A flock of Canada Geese got caught in the engines and the plane made a successful emergency landing on the Hudson River, without any fatalities. New York Governor David Paterson called it the “Miracle on the Hudson,” a name that stuck. ("Miracle in Manhattan” was also used.)
In June 2011, the “Miracle on the Hudson” plane was transported to Charlotte’s Carolinas Aviation Museum.
Wikipedia: US Airways Flight 1549
US Airways Flight 1549 was US Airways’ scheduled domestic commercial passenger flight from LaGuardia Airport in New York City to Charlotte/Douglas International Airport, Charlotte, North Carolina. On January 15, 2009, the aircraft flying this route, an Airbus A320-214, was successfully ditched in the Hudson River adjacent to midtown Manhattan six minutes after takeoff from LaGuardia Airport after being disabled by striking a flock of Canada Geese during its initial climb out. The incident became known as the “Miracle On The Hudson”.
N.Y. jet crash called ‘miracle on the Hudson’
Officials say all of the 155 passengers and crew members are safe
msnbc.com staff and news service reports
updated 1/15/2009 10:26:54 PM ET 2009-01-16T03:26:54
NEW YORK — With both engines out, a cool-headed pilot maneuvered his crowded jetliner over New York City and ditched it in the frigid Hudson River on Thursday, and all 155 on board were pulled to safety as the plane slowly sank. It was, the governor said, “a miracle on the Hudson.” One victim suffered two broken legs, a paramedic said, but there were no other reports of serious injuries.
“We had a miracle on 34th Street. I believe now we have had a miracle on the Hudson,” Gov. David Paterson said.
FoxNews.com—On the Record with Greta van Susteren
Tales of Heroism and Survival in ‘Miracle on the Hudson’
Friday, January 16, 2009
GRETA VAN SUSTEREN, FOX NEWS HOST: This is a “FOX News Alert.” About four minutes after take-off, and then hell. But they got a miracle. The U.S. Air pilots doing what no one else thought could be done, flying with no engines and safely putting down a big commercial aircraft in the Hudson River.
FoxNews.com—The O’Reilly Factor
Miracle in Manhattan
Published January 18, 2009 | The O’Reilly Factor | Bill OReilly
The greatest fear for many people is getting into a situation where there is no control whatsoever. That’s what happens every time we step on a plane. We trust the pilot, the equipment, the system. But if anything goes wrong, we can’t do anything about it.
On Thursday, a US Air jet crash-landed on the Hudson River, as you know. Ordinarily, many people would have died, but this is no ordinary story, ladies and gentlemen. This is a miracle.
New York (NY) Times
Once It Was a ‘Miracle’; Soon It’ll Be an Artifact
y KIM SEVERSON
Published: June 10, 2011
Suddenly there it was, the battered, wingless fuselage of US Airways Flight 1549, the star of what has come to be known as the “miracle on the Hudson,” rumbling by on a custom flatbed trailer.
It has been this way nearly all week, as the remains of the Airbus A320 and the caravan escorting it from New Jersey moved south along the highway to its new home at the Carolinas Aviation Museum.
“It’s a Charlotte story,” he said. “The airport it was going to was Charlotte. Eighty percent of passengers and crew were from Charlotte.”
06/12/2011 11:40 AM
Carolina Aviation Museum Holds Reception For Flight 1549 Arrival
By: Aundrea Cline-Thomas
Two years after it first took off from New York, the “Miracle on the Hudson” plane finally arrived to its final destination of Charlotte, N.C., to become part of the Carolina Aviation Museum. Aundrea Cline-Thomas from NY1’s sister station News 14 Carolina filed the following report.
Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, crew members and some passengers who survived the emergency landing of US Airways Flight 1549 on the Hudson River, saw the arrival of the plane in Charlotte, N.C. more than two years later. This time, however, the plane was headed for the Carolina Aviation Museum.
At a private reception, Flight 1549 passenger Beth McHugh expressed her gratitude for evading death in the so-called “Miracle on the Hudson.”
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