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Photos Of "Miracle On The Hudson" Jet Being Moved  
User currently offlinefanofjets From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1977 posts, RR: 3
Posted (3 years 3 months 19 hours ago) and read 10341 times:

Yahoo has an article with photos of the A320 that made the 2009 emergency landing on the Hudson, along with updated GPS tracking, as the dismantled plane makes its way to the Carolinas Aviation Museum in CLT.

http://photos.nj.com/star-ledger/2011/06/us_airways_flight_1549.html


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User currently offlinebreiz From France, joined Mar 2005, 1917 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (3 years 3 months 5 hours ago) and read 9633 times:

Thanks for the link.
The fuselage is covered with the stickers of the sponsors supporting the Carolina Aviation Museum.


User currently offlineLGA777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1149 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (3 years 3 months 3 hours ago) and read 9382 times:

As of approx 10:00AM EDT on Sunday morning N106US appears to have reached the Trenton, NJ area, appears to be not taking any interstates.

Cheers

LGA777


User currently offlineLGA777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1149 posts, RR: 19
Reply 3, posted (3 years 3 months ago) and read 9019 times:

And for anyone in the PHL area as of 1330L today Sunday June 5 she is currently just east of Cherry Hill, NJ, pretty cool that the movers provided a tracker. The Carolina's Aviation Musuem which acquired the aircraft have also provided the following links.

http://www.facebook.com/#!/ft1549

http://twitter.com/#!/CarolinAirMusem

Hope to see some shots of her enroute on the highways of the Eastern U.S.

Cheers

LGA777


User currently offlineSP90 From United States of America, joined May 2006, 388 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 8630 times:

Quoting LGA777 (Reply 2):
appears to be not taking any interstates.

Being that long I don't think it could make it through the on/off ramp roundabouts. I wonder why they didn't split it into shorter sections and reassemble it later.


User currently offlinesancho99504 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 570 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 6767 times:

Quoting SP90 (Reply 4):

Due to the fuselage heigth and width, they had to take it away from the I95 corridor as there are a ton of low clearances. Legnth is not a problem for on and of ramps, the rear bogey on that trailer is steerable by the pilot vehicle following.



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User currently offlinegoblin211 From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 1209 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 6575 times:

Must be pretty cool to be walking on by and seeing a 320 fuselage being towed down the street!  Wow!


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User currently offlineJonathan L From United States of America, joined May 2001, 171 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 6347 times:

Quoting breiz (Reply 1):
The fuselage is covered with the stickers of the sponsors supporting the Carolina Aviation Museum.

It's rather interesting to see a "crashed" plane with lots of corporate logos boasting about themselves on it.

"Hey, look at this Airbus that was brought down by a flock of geese! What a great aircraft this is-- let's put a bigger Airbus logo on it!"


User currently offlineakelley728 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2191 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (3 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 5027 times:

Quoting LGA777 (Reply 3):
And for anyone in the PHL area as of 1330L today Sunday June 5 she is currently just east of Cherry Hill, NJ, pretty cool that the movers provided a tracker.


I live in Moorestown, NJ and was going through town around 1pm or so heading out to do some errands and was wondering why Main Street was closed, unfortunately I didn't find out about N106US coming through until I got back home at 4:30pm. Someone in my church mentioned that the plane came through, and my wife told me, oh yeah, I heard about it on the Moorestown Patch (a local blog). I was quite upset with myself - if I knew about this I would have cancelled my errands! Fortunately the person in my church got some video which he just uploaded to YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHynm3erQ0E

Also It got stuck on Main Street in my town, here it is with some pics:

http://moorestown.patch.com/articles...ts-a-plane-its-stuck#photo-6428252



[Edited 2011-06-05 17:18:06]

User currently offlinecatiii From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 3029 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (3 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 5005 times:

Anyone know how/why those sponsors came to be? Stifel Nicolaus seems like an odd sponsor for example...

User currently offlineSP90 From United States of America, joined May 2006, 388 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (3 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4737 times:

Quoting sancho99504 (Reply 5):
Due to the fuselage heigth and width, they had to take it away from the I95 corridor as there are a ton of low clearances. Legnth is not a problem for on and of ramps, the rear bogey on that trailer is steerable by the pilot vehicle following.

Your right about the width and height. I don't think that thing will fit through one of the NJ Turnpike's toll plaza.

Quoting akelley728 (Reply 8):
Also It got stuck on Main Street in my town, here it is with some pics:

I thought they were only moving it at night so it won't disrupt traffic too much.


User currently offlineflood From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 1381 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (3 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4718 times:

Quoting Jonathan L (Reply 7):

"Hey, look at this Airbus that was brought down by a flock of geese! What a great aircraft this is-- let's put a bigger Airbus logo on it!"

I don't see the problem   The aircraft itself performed well.


User currently offlineBirdwatching From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 3821 posts, RR: 51
Reply 12, posted (3 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4587 times:

Quoting SP90 (Reply 10):
I don't think that thing will fit through one of the NJ Turnpike's toll plaza.

And even if it does, think of how much the toll would be on that!

Soren   



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User currently offlineflynlr From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 224 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (3 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4396 times:

possibly would have been simpler to move it by rail. like the 737 trains.


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User currently offlinetruemanQLD From Australia, joined Feb 2007, 1531 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (3 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4394 times:

Quoting flood (Reply 11):
I don't see the problem   The aircraft itself performed well.

I know that, you know that, but most people would probably think it is ridiculous that birds could bring down an airplane.


User currently offlinejpiddink From Netherlands, joined Feb 2009, 105 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (3 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4172 times:

Quoting flynlr (Reply 13):
possibly would have been simpler to move it by rail. like the 737 trains.

Or perhaps by boat? Brings back good memories...

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Photo © Paul Meijer



User currently offlinetravelavnut From Netherlands, joined May 2010, 1611 posts, RR: 7
Reply 16, posted (3 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4122 times:

Quoting jpiddink (Reply 15):
Or perhaps by boat? Brings back good memories...

Ha, funny story on the left picture. Back in my student-days I lived just a little bit further down stream from that bridge. Now IIRC this happened on a friday morning very early. While is was lumping back home after a proper student night out involving copious amounts of alcohol and some Amsterdam funny-cigarettes  ()  I suddenly saw a very recognizable shape gliding through my neighbourhood.

I took a few eye-blinks to realize I wasn't hallucinating, although the purple hue of those lights and all the people snaping their camera flash didn't really help.

This was and still is my biggest non-drug-induced trip ever, it took me a good amount of time to piece together what was happening. I wasn't a member of A.net yet and also I wasn't that interested in commercial aviation yet, long story short; I knew nothing of this move, and suddenly there is a freaking purple-blue KLM 747 sillently going past my appartment at no more than 20 meters distance.

I hope you can imagine the confusion I was in at that exact moment  



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User currently offlinevinniewinnie From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 790 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (3 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4117 times:

Saw it yesterday on the NJ turn pike at around 9h30 - 9 PM bussing back from NYC to DC! What a sight!!!! Huge police escort as well! As far as I could see it was driving a 3-5 MPH...

User currently offlinebreiz From France, joined Mar 2005, 1917 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (3 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4096 times:

Quoting catiii (Reply 9):
Anyone know how/why those sponsors came to be? Stifel Nicolaus seems like an odd sponsor for example...


Initially it was said that purchasing the ac back from the insurance company would be done with the help of US Airways and Airbus, and the willingness of the insurer.
The engines are missing and will have to be sourced somehow.
Then came the cost of cleaning the cabin, done by RestoreCore.
For the transportation, J Supor & Son Trucking & Rigging Co. volunteered (40 vehicules reported used!).
The re-assembly of the ac at the museum will be done by employees of US Airways and Airbus.
What are Stifel Nicolaus, Thales, Liebheer,... contributing with, I do not know.


User currently offlineGo3Team From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3267 posts, RR: 16
Reply 19, posted (3 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3968 times:

My claim to fame on this one...

The company transporting the plane called in for service last night. Evidently the security working it wouldn't let our guy work on it for security reasons. They called in to me this morning to get it worked on, and since I didn't know who it was, I told them they had to wait.   



Yay Pudding!
User currently offlineLGA777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1149 posts, RR: 19
Reply 20, posted (3 years 2 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3440 times:

From reading the interesting Carolina's Aviation Museum Facebook page about the move

https://www.facebook.com/ft1549

It looks they are currently 10:00AM on Tues 6-7 on Interstate 695 North of Baltimore with a planned route of I-70 passing just south of Hagerstown, MD continuing west on I-68 to near Morgantown WV then I-79 to Charleston, WV then I-77 all the way to Charlotte.

It sounds like the New Jersey part of the trip was via non Interstate type roads because of a combination of low Bridges and frequent toll booths along the I-95/New Jersey Turnpike. The above route appears to have been chosen because of the lack of both. Now that it is a primarily Interstate move they will likely cover much more mileage/distance per day. They hope to arrive in Charlotte on Friday PM.

I hope this is helpful and maybe some of you can see and photograph this rare/unique move.

Regards

LGA777





[Edited 2011-06-07 07:28:24]

User currently offlineGBLKD From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2011, 345 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (3 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3299 times:

Quoting travelavnut (Reply 16):
Ha, funny story on the left picture.

Now that is one funny story!

  


User currently offlinetz757300 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2868 posts, RR: 6
Reply 22, posted (3 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3004 times:

Moving through Delaware (crossed the DE Memorial Bridge and then traveled south on I-95




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User currently offlineJetCaptain From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 236 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (3 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2847 times:

Where are the wings and tail ? Are they making the trip too ?

User currently offlineairtechy From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 500 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (3 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2705 times:

The wings and tail have already arrived.

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