In January 2009 US Airways Flight 1549 plunged into the Hudson River, in January 2010, the Airbus A320-214 was listed for auction. Now in January 2011 it looks like the plane will finally come to rest in Charlotte, North Carolina, the place the flight was originally headed. The plane,which lost power in both its engines after a collision with a flock of geese and thanks to the quick thinking of the flight crew made a safe river landing, will end up at the Carolinas Aviation Museum in North Carolina. The museum is working on an agreement that would make Airbus A320 a permanent exhibition.
After the Airbus A320-214 was lifted from the water it ended up in a salvage yard in Kearny, New Jersey. The plane is not exactly flight ready, the wings are separate from the fuselage and the plane has severe water damage and still bears the impact of the crash. It was treated with a corrosion inhibitor but has been otherwise untouched for months. The inside of the plane's fuselage still contains the food carts and seats. The museum hopes to have the plane trucked down from New Jersey and eventually reassembled. It could be on display as soon as May.