Wednesday, September 8, 2021
27 Years Later: Remembering USAir Flight 427
Today marks the 27th anniversary of the tragic crash of USAir Flight 427, a scheduled flight from Chicago O’Hare International Airport to West Palm Beach, FL, with an intermediate stop at Pittsburgh, PA.
During arrival into Pittsburgh, Flight 427 was sequenced behind a Delta Air Lines Boeing 727 aircraft. The USAir aircraft entered the wake turbulence of the Delta aircraft. The USAir aircraft began to roll while in a nose-down position. The USAir 737 aircraft crashed in Hopewell Township, Pennsylvania.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) determined that the probable cause was that the USAir aircraft’s rudder malfunctioned and caused the plane to stall from which the Pilots were unable to recover. All 132 people on board the aircraft perished that day, which included all 5 crew members and 127 passengers.
On this 27th anniversary, we honor the fallen crew of USAir Flight 427, and remember all that lost their lives that day.
PHL-based Flight Attendants
Captain Peter Germano
First Officer Charles Emmett III
USAir Flight 427 Memorial
Hopewell Township, Beaver County, Pennsylvania
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