9.25.21 – Forty-Three Years Later: We Remember PSA Flight 182

Saturday, September 25, 2021

Remembering PSA Flight 182

On September 25, 1978, four Flight Attendants and three Pilots worked Pacific Southwest Airlines Flight 182 from Los Angeles to San Diego, with 128 passengers on board. As the PSA Boeing 727 jetliner approached San Diego International Airport, PSA Flight 182 collided mid-air with a private Cessna airplane. All 135 passengers and crew perished in the crash.

Thirty PSA employees were also deadheading/commuting to PSA’s San Diego crew base on Flight 182. Other PSA employees were Los Angeles area residents commuting to work or attending yearly training at PSA’s San Diego Headquarters.

In total, 144 individuals lost their lives in the accident, including the two Cessna pilots and seven residents on the ground. Today, we remember and honor the San Diego-based flight crew. They may be gone but will never be forgotten.

SAN-based Flight Attendants working Flight 182
Karen Lee Borzewski
Kate Fons
Debbie McCarthy
Dee Young

Flight Attendants Deadheading/ Commuting on Flight 182
Lyn Cherry
Marti Coleman
Lisa Davis
Amancio Elizaga
Gail Forsyth
Colleen Kepler
Wilhelmina Mottola
Lyn Owens
Don St. Germain
Marla Scavia
Gail Shapiro
Jane Whyle-Spitz

Operating Flight Deck Crew
Captain James McFeron
First Officer Robert Fox
Flight Engineer Marty Wahne

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