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AeroClassics 1:400 Series AC419976
Airbus A320 Diecast Model
US Airways, N106US Flight #1549, New York, Hudson River Ditching January 15th 2009

Limited Edition
182
Pieces Worldwide

1:400 Scale   Length   Width
Airbus A320   3.75"   3.25"

On the afternoon of January 15, 2009, US Airways Flight 1549, an Airbus A320, departed from New York's LaGuardia Airport bound for Charlotte, NC. Just two minutes into the flight, a flock of Canadian Geese struck the plane, disabling both engines. With no power, and 150 passengers and five crew members onboard, Captain Chesley Sullenberger and First Officer Jeffrey Skiles decided their only option was to guide the plane away from Manhattan and land in the Hudson River.

Remarkably, everyone survived the water landing and with the help of three well-trained and courageous flight attendants, the plane was evacuated. Within minutes, local ferry boats that witnessed the water landing were at the scene rescuing the passengers and crew from the aircraft's wings and the frigid waters.

The professional and heroic actions of the Flight 1549 crew and the extraordinary efforts of New York and New Jersey rescue workers prevented the loss of any lives during this historic event.

Please note: An optional display stand is available separately if you wish to display this model "in-flight".

Airbus A320

Designed as a short/medium range narrow-body airliner to compete with the Boeing 737, the Airbus A320 was first flown on February 22nd, 1987. The A320 features side stick controllers and glass cockpit and was the world's first airliner to use use a digital fly-by-wire control system. Controversially, the software includes "flight envelope protection" to prevent the pilot from exceeding safe flight parameters. The highly successful design rapidly led to the development of the shortened-fuselage A318 and A319, and lengthened-fuselage A321 derivatives. More than 4,500 of the A320 family have been produced, almost all of which are still in active service.

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AeroClassics 1:400 Series

The AeroClassics "1:400" range presents higly-detailed, ready-made diecast models of civilian aircraft in 1:400 scale. AeroClassics models are produced in extremely limited quantities, making them highly desirable to collectors.

AeroClassics 1:400 diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction, including wings and tail surfaces.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Permanently extended metal landing gear.

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