The "Miracle on the Hudson" plane drew big crowds near Bluefield, West Virginia. It spent Wednesday night at a rest stop off Interstate 77 near Bluefield.
The plane's fuselage is on it's way to the Carolinas Aviation Museum in Charlotte. The journey will take it through southwestern Virginia on Thursday.
The US Airways plane was made famous on January 15, 2009. It hit a flock of geese which disabled the engines. Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger successfully ditched the plane in the Hudson River. Everyone on-board survived.
"It's just amazing that you think all the people survived you know such a horrid ordeal," says Scott Johnston who took pictures of the plane.
There was a constant wave of people at the rest stop Wednesday evening.
"This is an opportunity of a lifetime," says Londell Smith, who took pictures of his family posing next to the fuselage, "We don't know if we'll ever get this close to this particular plane."
Adults and children wanted to see the plane up close and touch it. One man went underneath the plane to get a different view before a police officer ordered him out.
"The number of people that have turned out to see it on the trip is absolutely humbling to me and really has driven home how much people value you know history and our heroes," says Shawn Dorsch, the museum's president.
The plane's fuselage is expected to arrive in Charlotte on Friday. The wings will be reattached before it goes on display.