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.


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