PENSACOLA, Florida - U.S. Airways has just informed CNN that they will be selling their A-320 Airbus Plane, which crash landed in the Hudson River to Trans Cuban Airways.
U.S. Airways Vice President in Charge of Sales, Mandy McNulty said that the plane will be completely cleaned, including debarnacaling, repainted, refurbished, sprayed with Shimmering Spring Wizard Air Freshner, and shipped via FedEx barge to Havana, Cuba.
McNulty said that the original plans called for the plane, which has since been nicknamed, 'The Queen of The Hudson' to be donated to the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C.
But due to the economic crisis the airline company stockholders vetoed that plan and decided to sell it instead.
The owners of Trans Cuban Airways, the De La Pinata brothers, Dagoberto, Desiderio, Domingo, and Troy (he's adopted) emailed U.S. Airways with an offer to buy the plane.
McNulty said that the De La Pinata brothers offered to buy the plane for $76 million. She said that U.S. Airways Fedexed the contract to Havana, had it signed, and returned, and all within 12 hours.
U.S. Airways is happy to announce that the A-320 Airbus Plane, is now on a FedEx barge, The FB Connie Jo, on its way to its new home at 1918 Cuban Cigar Causeway, Suite Sweet Sugar #7, in Havana, Cuba.
The U.S. Airways Director of Plane Equipment, Rhett Epps said that his company is also including 300 small bags of pretzels, 32 pillows, and 19 pieces of unclaimed luggage that was aboard Flight 1549.
When Captain Sullenberger was informed that the plane had been sold to Cuba he expressed surprise and quickly said that he had to make a quick phone call.
He said that he had just remembered that he had left his sunglasses in the cockpit's center console.
In related news. Mandy McNulty did not really want for this information to get out, but U.S. Airways originally paid $75 million for the A-320 Airbus when it was brand new.