Friday, January 22, 2010

Sully’s ‘Miracle on the Hudson’ Airbus For Sale | Autopia | Wired.com

Sign of the times…

That isn’t exactly the listing but it might as well be: The US Airways Airbus 320 that Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger landed in the Hudson River a year ago is for sale. The insurance company that took possession of it after paying off the policy is looking to unload it.

The auction — “As Is/Where Is (New Jersey),” Chartis Insurance Group is compelled to disclose — does not include the airliner’s engines or avionics, and the lot is somewhat in pieces. But apart from that it seems to be surprisingly intact for a craft that hit the water at a normal touchdown speed with ad hoc landing gear comprising the entire fuselage and wings — which, by the way supported all 155 people aboard as they safely deplaned and awaited rescue craft on the frigid Hudson.

Sully’s ‘Miracle on the Hudson’ Airbus For Sale | Autopia | Wired.com

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