Flight 1549 Passengers Get $5K to Offset Lost Luggage

Investigation means possessions aren't coming back soon ... if they're even salvageable
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 20, 2009 3:18 PM CST
Flight 1549 Passengers Get $5K to Offset Lost Luggage
A crane moves US Airways flight 1549 from its mooring.   (AP Photo)

Saying that passengers of Flight 1549 will not get their belongings back for months, if ever, US Airways sent each $5,000, CNN reports; the airline also provided “an obvious reimbursement” of the ticket price. As part of the investigation, all luggage must be weighed in its “current state,” dried for 8 weeks, and weighed again to verify the weight of the downed plane. (Read more US Airways stories.)

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