Visit to the Miracle on the Hudson Aircraft

Marty Kelsey and Beth Wilson, hosts of the Museum's TV show for middle school students STEM in 30, took a trip to the Carolinas Aviation Museum in Charlotte, North Carolina to see the airplane that was involved in the 2009 crash that became known as the  Miracle on the Hudson.

Within three minutes of takeoff from New York City's LaGuardia Airport on January 15, 2009, US Airways Flight 1549 struck a flock of geese causing the aircraft to lose all engine power. Pilots Chesley Sullenberger and Jeffrey Skiles glided the plane down into the Hudson River, where all 155 passengers on board were rescued by nearby boats. The airplane involved in the crash, an Airbus A320-214, is on display in Charlotte. Here are images from Marty and Beth's trip as well as an interview with a passenger who was on the plane when it crashed.