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Miracle on the Hudson Plane Will Likely Retire to North Carolina

The Miracle on the Hudson may be a part of New York City lore, but apparently the only museum willing to house the ramshackle plane is the Carolinas Aviation Museum in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum "briefly considered trying to obtain the plane but decided that it was not presentable," the Times reports, but Charlotte seems a bit more motivated, even though they'd have to pay to disassemble the thing, lug it down there, and reassemble it. "Charlotte’s mayor, Anthony Foxx, said his city was a fitting site for the plane because about 100 residents of the area were on Flight 1549 and because aviation is a big industry there," and also because North Carolina is where most decrepit New Yorkers end up anyway.

After the Hudson, Finding a Home at an Aviation Museum [City Room/NYT]

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