'Miracle' plane to begin journey to NC museum

June 4, 2011 9:39:23 AM PDT
The plane that landed safely on the Hudson River more than two years ago is about to begin the slow journey to its final destination.

The US Airways jet has been housed in a warehouse in northern New Jersey since its splash-landing that was dubbed "The Miracle on the Hudson."

It's scheduled to leave on a giant flatbed truck Saturday morning for the Carolinas Aviation Museum in Charlotte, N.C., where it will be on display. The journey will take almost a week.

The plane was bound for Charlotte from New York on Jan. 15, 2009, when it struck a flock of geese and lost engine power.

All 155 people aboard survived after Capt. Chesley Sullenberger elected to ditch the plane in the frigid Hudson.