Miracle on Hudson Plane Gets Stuck in N.J.

Plane that crash landed in the Hudson River has made another unscheduled stop, this time in Moorestown

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    D'Arcy Dispiriti sent NBC10 this video of the U.S. Airways plane that crash landed in the Hudson River, being transported from New York to North Carolina. The plane got stuck at an intersection in Moorestown, N.J. (Published Sunday, Jun 5, 2011)

    The plane that crash landed in the Hudson River has made another unscheduled stop, this time in Moorestown, New Jersey.

    U.S. Airways Flight 1549, the craft that pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger safely guided to an emergency water landing began an interstate journey on Saturday.  The plane, which was being stored in a warehouse in New York, is to become a permanent  exhibit at the Carolinas Aviation Museum in Charlotte.

    "Miracle on the Hudson" Plane Freed from Turn

    [PHI] "Miracle on the Hudson" Plane Freed from Turn
    After being stuck on a turn through Moorestown, N.J. officials were able to get U.S. Airways flight 1549 around a tight corner and back on the road to Charlotte. (Published Sunday, Jun 5, 2011)

    They could have used Captain Sully on Sunday.

    The body of the Airbus A320, even without wings, is a bit too wide for an intersection in Moorestown, N.J., and its journey got stalled.  Sitting on top of an over-sized flatbed trailer, the plane could not negotiate the turn at the corner of Maine Street and Chester Avenue.

    "This is the biggest thing to happen in Moorestown since 1968 when candidate Nixon came through," one spectator said.

    Local officials were on the scene Sunday afternoon, removing traffic poles and a fence in an effort to get the plane moving. The mayor of Moorestown was on hand to oversee the operation.

    After waiting for more than an hour, the plane was finally back on the open road. Dozens of spectators posed for pictures with the fuselage as it idled on the street.

    "How many plane crashes do you have where the plane lands in the river and everybody survives? This plane is just amazing," Anthony Green said.

    The plane is scheduled to be in Charlotte by Friday, with an arrival ceremony scheduled for Saturday night.


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