U.S. Airways flight 1549 also known as the Miracle on the Hudson was a 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 close to midtown Manhattan six minutes after takeoff from LaGuardia Airport after being disabled by hitting a flock of Canada Geese during its first climb out.
The airplane was taken to the Carolinas Aviation Museum to be displayed there permanently.
The Carolinas Aviation Museum is an aviation museum on the grounds of Charlotte/Douglas International Airport in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Museum was founded in 1992 by Floyd and Lois Wilson