US Airways Flight 1549

Carolinas Aviation Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina

On 15 January 2009, Capt. Chesley ‘Sully’ Sullenberger, crashed his aircraft, US Airways Flight 1549 into the Hudson River, New York. All of the 155 passengers and crew on board survived.

The aircraft, now a permanent artifact at the Carolinas Aviation Museum in Charlotte, has become a powerful symbol of the safety of modern flying. FRD was commissioned to develop a visitor experience, transforming the aviation hanger into an engaging attraction. The team developed a thematic plan and content for the whole museum, as well designing an exhibition to explain the miracle event and the broader story of air travel safety.

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