A New Jersey transport and rigging firm orchestrated the Jan. 31 move of the fuselage of the Airbus 320 airplane that was US Airways Flight 1549, which made a successful emergency landing in the Hudson River on Jan. 15. It was moved from a temporary berth along the river to a new resting place several miles inland at the 23-acre Kearny, N.J., yard of J. Supor & Son Trucking & Rigging Inc. The plane, minus its wings, had to be rerouted through Jersey City streets when it could not clear a low overpass, says Tony Polizzi, J. Supor operations manager. The plane will be stored in a climate-controlled tent on-site for detailed insurance and safety analysis.

‘Miracle’ Plane Rigged for Move to New Jersey Site for Analysis
Photo: Stephen Mallon