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Five years after the Miracle on the Hudson, when an airplane flying from LaGuardia to Charlotte hit a flock of geese and landed in the Hudson River, Charlotte survivors remember the experience.
The number of wildlife-related plane accidents is on the rise in both North Carolina and the United States at large. Birds are the most common animals involved in such accidents, but land-bound animals often wander onto runways and create obstacles for pilots.
General Billy Mitchell’s efforts to establish airplanes in naval operations included building an airstrip at Cape Hatteras. The first mission, taking place during the summer of 1923, was proving sinking battleships possible. Ironically, for many people living in the area, it was regarded as much entertainment as witnessing an historic event.