US Airways says AIG to own accident aircraft

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Insurance company AIG will take possession of an Airbus A320 that crashed landed into the Hudson River in New York City on 15 January.

"The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is still working on their investigation but the insurance company AIG will take possession of it following the investigation," the carrier says in a weekly employee update. "Our insurance company with AIG provides that they will own the aircraft."

It has been widely reported the aircraft suffered a dual engine loss after most likely striking birds after takeoff.

The aircraft's left engine was recovered on 23 January, and investigators stated the engine had dents on the spinner and cowling inlet lip. Organic material and soft-body damage were previously discovered on the right hand CFM engine.