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
A crane moves US Airways flight 1549 from its mooring.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – 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.