Wreck of ditched Hudson A320 offered for salvage

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Insurance and property-casualty specialist Chartis has opened bids for salvage of the wrecked US Airways Airbus A320 which ditched into New York's Hudson River a year ago.

The aircraft, N106US, is the subject of a bid process which closes on 27 March.

Chartis lists the airframe as having suffered "severe water damage throughout", as well as impact damage to its underside.

The aircraft's CFM International CFM56 engines are not being offered for sale. Chartis adds that the remains of the twin-jet are being sold on an "as is, where is" basis. The location is given as Kearny, New Jersey.

hudson a320 wreck

hudson a320 wreck

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US Airways flight 1549 from New York LaGuardia conducted an emergency ditching in the Hudson shortly after take-off, after a serious bird-strike caused a loss of thrust in both engines.

All 155 passengers and crew survived the accident on 15 January last year.