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Sully's Plane Auction - Passengers Blocked

1/21/2010 4:10 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The airplane that Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger landed in the Hudson River is being auctioned off -- but some of the passengers of Flight 1549 looking to get a piece of the plane are S.O.L.

Sully's Plane Auction - Passengers Blocked
Several passengers on Sully's miracle flight have been calling Chartis Aerospace Insurance Services -- the company selling salvaged Airbus A320 -- trying to buy a commemorative piece of the plane.

Dan Akers -- the person running the auction -- says Chartis will sell the plane in one big chunk, not pieces.

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DITCH    

F that you shallow company! you give each of the passengers their seat that sat in! its just fair. this people are still here because of that plane. you must give them a piece or tarnish your name forever like Kanye!
Ditch
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1703 days ago
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lori    

Who needs batman and superman? I'll take Sully!! A true HERO!!!!
LOVE THIS STORY AND THIS MAN! TRUE HERO!

1703 days ago
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Chris    

1703 days ago
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Professor Obvious    

This plane does have significant value if it could be chopped small pieces and sold individually to collectors. Obviously the owner of this plane just wants to get rid of it but perhaps whoever buys this plane may indeed part it out and sell commemorative pieces. I think if they could get Captain Sullenberger to sign each piece there could be a massive amount of money to be made.

Capt 'Sully is a very hot property right now, clearly he's a humble man who does not seek out the limelight, but I would encourage him to cash in while he can, perhaps use the funds to create an aviation scholarship or maybe a charity. He seems like a great guy. Great guys don't grow on trees these days.

1702 days ago
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emmasn    

Donate the proceeds to Haiti.

1701 days ago
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