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Charlotte to exhibit Hudson River splashdown plane


CHARLOTTE, NC (AP) -- The waterlogged US Airways jet that made a near-miraculous landing on the Hudson River nearly two years ago appears headed to a home in Charlotte. The Charlotte Observer reported Wednesday that Carolinas Aviation Museum officials say they've almost completed an agreement with the insurance company that owns the damaged aircraft.

Museum president Shawn Dorch would not describe the cost of the Airbus 320 that Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger landed on the river flowing past New York City.

Charlotte was the destination of US Airways Flight 1549 until a flock of geese disabled the engines. All 155 passengers and crew members were rescued.

The fuselage of the plane is in a New Jersey warehouse. Dorch says he hopes to have the plane on exhibit by May.
Information from: The Charlotte Observer,

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