03/23/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

'Miracle On Hudson' Jet Being Auctioned

NEW YORK — For sale: One severely water-damaged jet, hero not included.

The banged-up US Airways plane that Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger deftly landed on the Hudson River a year ago after a flock of geese disabled its engines is being auctioned off.

Insurance firm Chartis, which is holding the online auction, describes the Airbus A320, minus its two engines, as having severe water damage throughout the airframe and impact damage to its underside.

Bidding on the plane, being held on a lot in Kearny, N.J., continues until March 27.

CNN reports the plane is listed "AS IS/WHERE IS," but few other details are available:

Marie Ali, a spokeswoman for Chartis, told CNN the plane is being auctioned "as salvage" but declined to provide further details about the auction.

A spokesperson for Sullenberger said the captain is aware the plane is at a salvage yard. US Airways did not immediately return calls for comment about the auction.


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