It could be the ultimate souvenir for any of the 150 passengers who survived the famous Miracle on the Hudson - so long as they have a big enough garage. A salvage yard in New Jersey is auctioning the plane that hero pilot Chesley Sullenberger landed safely on the New York river last January after a bird strike destroyed both its engines. The U.S. Airways Airbus A320 is being sold 'as is, and is listed on an insurance brokers website with 'severe water damage throughout the airframe and 'significant damage to the underside of the aircraft. The airline decided that it would not be worth the cost of repairing the 11-year-old jet plane, which took its last flight from New Yorks La Guardia airport as Flight 1549 to Charlotte, North Carolina. Minutes after take-off the plane struck a flock of geese, causing an immediate total loss of thrust on both engines. Quick-thinking Sullenberger became a hero when he glided the stricken plane down to a water landing on the Hudson River. All 150 passengers and five crew survived the impact and were ferried to safety from the wings of the plane, which remained afloat. It was hauled from the river by heavy-lift cranes several days after the crash landing and taken away for inspection by the National Transport Safety Board. Industry experts valued the plane at 25million before the accident but say that the sale price at auction will be substantially less, given that the engines are missing and both wings have been detached. No guide price was given, but a similar, scrapped Airbus A310 sold for 1.6million last year, according to Metal Bulletin Monthly, which monitors scrap metal prices. Daily Mail The plane is to be sold 'as salvage and will not fly again, according to Marie Ali, a spokesman for Chartis International, the brokers handling the sale. Pictures on the brokers website show the interior of the cabin in a tatty condition, with many cushions missing because they were removed by the passengers for use as flotation aids. The auction ends on March 27 and was arranged through U.S. Airways insurers, AIG. Daily Mail