Representing the Flight Attendants
of American Airlines

Representing the Flight Attendants of American Airlines

2.01.16 – (LAA/LUS) – USAir Flight 1493: 25 Years Later


APFA LAA Members
Subscribe to the APFA Hotline
APFA LUS Members Subscribe to the APFA Hotline
Non-Members Subscribe to the APFA Hotline
Press Subscribe to APFA’s Press Release

APFA Special Hotline

Monday, February 1, 2016

Like USAir Flight 1493: 25 Years Later on Facebook  share on Twitter

USAir Flight 1493: 25 Years Later

 

On the evening of Friday, February 1, 1991, USAir Flight 1493, collided with SkyWest Flight 5569, upon landing at Los Angeles International airport.

Due to an air traffic controller error, the SkyWest flight was told to taxi into takeoff position while the USAir aircraft was landing on the same runway without the SkyWest aircraft ever being given a takeoff clearance. Upon landing, the USAir Boeing 737-300 collided with the SkyWest twin-engine turboprop, continued down the runway with the turboprop crushed beneath it, exited the runway, and caught fire.

All 12 people aboard the SkyWest were killed, as well as 23 out of the 95 people aboard Flight 1493. Of the 23 fatalities on Flight 1493, Lead Flight Attendant Deanna Bethea and Captain Colin Shaw lost their lives.

This evening, we honor Flight Attendants Deanna Bethea, Bill Ibarra, Patricia Hodges, and Vance Spurgeon, in addition to Captain Colin Shaw and First Officer David Kelly. We remember the bravery and courage the entire crew displayed that evening. We also remember those who lost their lives on that tragic evening. Their memory will live in our hearts and minds forever.

Account


Headquarters

ADDRESS:
1004 West Euless Boulevard
Euless, Texas 76040

PHONE:
(817) 540-0108

FAX:
(817) 540-2077

OFFICE HOURS:
Monday - Friday,
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (CST)

Our Sister Unions

APFA Events

3QEC Meeting

December 1 @ 9:00 am - December 2 @ 5:00 pm

APFA Supports

Contact Us

For issues with logging into your account please contact the Membership Department during regular business hours at (817) 540-0108 ext. 8153.

For important or time-sensitive issues regarding contract, scheduling, health, IOD, or other department-related questions please visit the department contact information page to contact the department you need. For immediate assistance please call APFA headquarters at (817) 540-0108

Visit the Contact Us page for general questions or media inquiries.