Does US Airways Owe Money To Passengers For Crash Landing?

Posted by | January 28, 2009 12:04 | Filed under: Top Stories

The airline sent $5000 to each passenger aboard the flight that landed in the Hudson, but many of them are saying it isn’t enough. One passenger says that doesn’t make him whole, and it’s too soon to determine the amount of emotional distress.  In a letter accompanying the payment, the carrier said the money was help with “immediate needs” and to compensate for the ticket.  


The National Air Disaster Alliance & Foundation, a safety advocacy group, says $5,000 is not enough.


“We’re grateful everyone survived, and the captain on the plane was so marvelous,” says Gail Dunham, the group’s executive director. “But passengers lost luggage, briefcases, cellphones, BlackBerrys and business documents, and went through a terrific ordeal.”

Some passengers left more than $5000 in belongings on the plane.  Insurance may pay for losses above the five grand.  

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