Follow 'Miracle on the Hudson' as it trucks through Virginia

Miracle on the Hudson trucking through the region. (Photo: Pamela Brown)

The "Miracle on the Hudson" airplane that Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger safely landed in the river in 2009 is trucking through the region on its way to becoming a permanent exhibit at the Carolinas Aviation Museum in Charlotte.

The plane, dubbed “Miracle on the Hudson,” is traveling on I-68 west with a police escort. It will stop in West Virginia to be weighed at 4 p.m.

Kristin Smith and her two daughters waited 45 minutes on the side of I-68 to catch a glimpse of the plane. “It's crazy seeing an airplane on the highway,” Smith 0said.

All down 70 West through Frederick and then I-68 toward West Virginia, onlookers pulled over on top of bridges and the side of the road.

The U.S. Airways plane was loaded on a trailer earlier this week and will be hauled for several days, mostly on back roads, to its final destination in North Carolina. It's expected to arrive in North Carolina Saturday.

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You can follow the progress of the airplane and find out where to see it on its way south at Facebook and on Twitter.

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