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N106US - Ownership

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N106US ditched in the Hudson River on January 15, 2009. It's pilot was Sully Sullenberger, it's first officer being Jeff Skiles. It was owned by US Airways at the time, and ever since it flew its last flight on that fateful day, the plane stands in a museum in North Carolina. Never been, but I sure want to go there.

Every since AA and AWE merged, does the tail registration N106US go to American Airlines, or under a US Airways title? It's brothers (N105US and N107US) are both repainted under the American name, and I want to know, does N106US also go under American now?

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N106US was "written off" just like any other aircraft completely destroyed in an accident, so it counts as 'de-registered' The tail number was essentially up for grabs after the accident. I'd imagine that the # was reserved by US Airways, but they wouldn't want an airplane flying around with the registration of a crashed plane so it was made available to anyone. Currently, it looks like a gentleman named Scott Heger in California has the number reserved. He was the "aerial coordinator" for the Sully movie and interestingly has ran into a dispute with Warner Brothers when they failed to pay for his services. I wonder if him owning the registration and working on the movie are related.

http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=N106US

http://deadline.com/2016/07/sully-lawsuit-aerial-consultant-back-wages-warner-bros-1201784620/

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6 hours ago, hamoody said:

N106US was "written off" just like any other aircraft completely destroyed in an accident, so it counts as 'de-registered' The tail number was essentially up for grabs after the accident. I'd imagine that the # was reserved by US Airways, but they wouldn't want an airplane flying around with the registration of a crashed plane so it was made available to anyone. Currently, it looks like a gentleman named Scott Heger in California has the number reserved. He was the "aerial coordinator" for the Sully movie and interestingly has ran into a dispute with Warner Brothers when they failed to pay for his services. I wonder if him owning the registration and working on the movie are related.

http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=N106US

http://deadline.com/2016/07/sully-lawsuit-aerial-consultant-back-wages-warner-bros-1201784620/

Oof. What a sad turn of events for Scott. I would have left 106US alone though, why bother messing with history?

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