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2.01.22 – Remembering USAir Flight 1493

Tuesday, February 1, 2022 Remembering USAir Flight 1493 On Friday, February 1, 1991, USAir Flight 1493 collided with SkyWest Flight 5569 upon landing at Los Angeles International airport. First Officer David Kelly, who was performing the landing at Los Angeles, did not see the SkyWest flight until the nose of the USAir aircraft lowered onto…

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1.15.22 – Thirteen Years Later: US Airways Flight 1549

Saturday, January 15, 2022 Thirteen Years Later: US Airways Flight 1549 Thirteen years ago today, US Airways flight 1549, carrying 150 passengers and a crew of five, departed New York’s LaGuardia Airport with an intended destination of Charlotte, North Carolina. Shortly after takeoff, the A320 collided with a flock of migrating Canada geese which were ingested…

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12.22.21 – 20 Years Later – The Shoe Bomb Attempt

Wednesday, December 22, 2021 Twenty Years Later – The Shoe Bomb Attempt On December 22, 2001, American Airlines Flight 63 was operating from Paris to Miami with 185 passengers, nine Flight Attendants, and three Pilots. During the flight, passenger Richard Reid attempted to ignite a fuse attached to an explosive device contained in his shoe. The alert crew…

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12.07.21 – Remembering Pacific Southwest Airlines Flight 1771

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 Remembering Pacific Southwest Airlines Flight 1771 On December 7, 1987, PSA Flight 1771, a British Aerospace 146 aircraft, operated from Los Angeles to San Francisco. A recently terminated employee boarded the aircraft in Los Angeles with a firearm. Onboard the aircraft that afternoon was the employee’s former manager, Ray Thomson, responsible for his termination. In an act of revenge…

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11.12.21 – 20 Years Later: Remembering American Airlines Flight 587

Friday, November 12, 2021 20 Years Later: Remembering American Airlines Flight 587 On November 12, 2001, seven Flight Attendants and two Pilots were working American Airlines Flight 587 from New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. 251 passengers were on board the Airbus A300 aircraft. Two minutes after takeoff, Flight 587…

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10.31.21 – Remembering American Eagle Flight 4184

Sunday, October 31, 2021 Remembering American Eagle Flight 4184 On October 31, 1994, Simmons Airlines flight 4184, operating as an American Eagle flight from Indianapolis, Indiana to Chicago, Illinois, crashed near Roselawn, Indiana, after ice on the wings led to a loss of control. All 64 passengers and four crewmembers perished. Today, we remember those…

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10.01.21 – America West Airlines Co-Founder Ed Beauvais Passes Away at 84

Friday, October 1, 2021 America West Airlines Co-Founder Ed Beauvais Passes Away at 84 On Tuesday, September 28, 2021, America West Airlines Co-Founder Ed Beauvais passed away at the age of 84. America West Airlines was a United States major airline, founded in 1981, with service commencing on August 1, 1983. In 1978, President Jimmy Carter…

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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…

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9.20.21 – 32 Years Later: Remembering USAir Flight 5050

Monday, September 20, 2021 32 Years Later: Remembering USAir Flight 5050 On September 20, 1989, USAir Flight 5050 from New York’s LaGuardia Airport to Charlotte, N.C., experienced an aborted takeoff. The aircraft had accelerated to nearly 160 miles per hour, and due to the runway’s wet conditions, the aircraft could not be stopped. The Boeing…

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9.11.21 – Honoring our Colleagues on the 20th Anniversary of September 11th

Saturday, September 11, 2021 This week, APFA, along with members of APA, AFA-CWA, ALPA, TWU, IAM, and other Labor Unions, came together in Unity to honor our colleagues who perished in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Twenty-five Flight Attendants, eight Pilots, three Customer Service Agents, and active and retired employees of the American…

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9.11.21 – 20 Years Ago Today: Remembering the Victims of September 11, 2001

Saturday, September 11, 2021 20 Years Ago Today: Remembering the Victims of September 11, 2001 Twenty years ago today, Flight Attendants served as the first first responders and sounded the alarm on an unfolding attack of epic proportion. These heroes relayed information from the cabin of the hijacked airplanes, warning air traffic controllers, Flight Service management, and the world below.…

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9.08.21 – 27 Years Later: Remembering USAir Flight 427

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…

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8.25.21 – September 11th Unity Remembrance Pin

Wednesday, August 25, 2021 Dear Flight Attendants, Aviation security is personal to us. No matter the uniform we wear, the routes we fly, or the years we have worn our wings, we will always remember the events of September 11th, lift up our heroes and do everything in our power to ensure the events are never…

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7.30.21 – Remembering the Successful Evacuation of TWA Flight 843

Friday, July 30, 2021 Remembering the Successful Evacuation of TWA Flight 843 On July 30, 1992, Trans World Airlines Flight 843, operating from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport to San Francisco, CA, crashed after an aborted takeoff. The Pilots aborted takeoff when a warning system indicated that the engines were stalling. Despite an…

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7.02.21 – 27 Years Later: In Memory of USAir Flight 1016

Friday, July 2, 2021 27 Years Later: In Memory of USAir Flight 1016 Today marks the 27th Anniversary of the crash of USAir Flight 1016. On July 2, 1994, the flight from Columbia, SC, crashed near Charlotte-Douglas International Airport in an intense thunderstorm. As a massive downdraft struck the McDonnell Douglas DC-9 aircraft, Captain Mike…

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6.30.21 – Memorial Service for Former APFA National Secretary Greg Hildreth

Wednesday, June 30, 2021 Greg Hildreth, Former APFA National Secretary, passed unexpectedly on May 30, 2021, due to complications resulting from COVID-19. Greg was 57 and was still an active Flight Attendant with American based in Dallas/Ft. Worth. Services for Greg Hildreth will be held on Friday, July 2, 2021, at 1:00 p.m Aloft Hotel Ballroom 1301 Chisholm…

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6.14.21 – June 14, 1985: Remembering the Heroes of TWA Flight 847

Monday, June 14, 2021 Remembering the Heroes of TWA Flight 847 Thirty-six years ago, Trans World Airlines Flight 847 was hijacked after takeoff from Athens, Greece, with 139 passengers and eight crew members on board. The flight, scheduled to land at Rome, Italy, was diverted to Beirut, Lebanon, where nineteen passengers were released in exchange for…

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6.04.21 – In Memoriam: Joann Donovan and Greg Hildreth

Friday, June 4, 2021 With great sadness, we inform you of the passing of two former APFA National Officers, Joann Donovan and Greg Hildreth. Former APFA National President Joann Donovan passed on May 26, 2021. On March 1, 1968, Joann joined American Airlines as a Flight Attendant and worked at American Airlines until her retirement in October 2003. During…

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6.01.21 – Remembering AA Flight 1420

Tuesday, June 1, 2021 Remembering AA Flight 1420 Twenty-two years ago today, American Airlines Flight 1420 from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport overran the runway upon landing during a severe thunderstorm at Little Rock National Airport. The Captain, along with ten passengers, perished. The four Flight Attendants, the First Officer, and 105 passengers received severe or minor injuries. Today,…

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5.25.21 – Remembering AA Flight 191

Tuesday, May 25, 2021 Remembering AA Flight 191 May 25, 2021 marks the 42nd anniversary of the crash of American Airlines Flight 191, a McDonnell-Douglas DC-10 flight scheduled from Chicago/O’Hare to Los Angeles. Ten Flight Attendants and three Pilots perished, along with all 258 passengers on board and two people on the ground. Today, we…

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2.01.21 – Thirty Years Later: We Remember USAir Flight 1493

Monday, February 1, 2021 Thirty Years Later: We Remember USAir Flight 1493 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…

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12.07.20 – Thirty-Three Years Later: We Remember PSA Flight 1771

Monday, December 7, 2020 Thirty-Three Years Later: We Remember PSA Flight 1771 On December 7, 1987, PSA Flight 1771, a British Aerospace 146 aircraft, was scheduled to operate from Los Angeles to San Francisco. A recently terminated USAir employee, David Burke, boarded the aircraft in Los Angeles with a firearm. Onboard the aircraft that afternoon was Burke’s former manager,…

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11.12.20 – We Remember American Airlines Flight 587

Thursday, November 12, 2020 We Remember American Airlines Flight 587 On November 12, 2001, seven Flight Attendants and two Pilots were working American Airlines Flight 587 from New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. 251 passengers were on board the Airbus A300 aircraft. Two minutes after takeoff, Flight 587 began to…

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9.24.20 – Forty-Two Years Later: We Remember PSA Flight 182

Friday, September 25, 2020 Forty-Two Years Later: We Remember 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…

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9.20.20 – September 20, 1989: USAir Flight 5050

Sunday, September 20, 2020 September 20, 1989: USAir Flight 5050 On September 20, 1989, Flight 5050 from LaGuardia Airport to Charlotte experienced an aborted takeoff due to a rudder trim issue. The aircraft had accelerated to nearly 160 miles per hour, and due to the runway’s wet conditions, the aircraft could not be stopped. The…

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9.11.20 – Remembering Our Colleagues on the 19th Anniversary of 9/11

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Friday, September 11, 2020 Today, we remember the victims of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. While some of the normal remembrance ceremonies this year were either paused, abbreviated, or conducted virtually, APFA members and leaders were able to attend ceremonies in Grapevine, TX, and New York, NY. Yesterday, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum…

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9.08.20 – Remembering USAir Flight 427

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 Remembering USAir Flight 427 Today marks the 26th anniversary of the tragic crash of USAir Flight 427. It was a scheduled flight from Chicago O’Hare International Airport to Pittsburgh International Airport, with a final destination of West Palm Beach, Florida. During its arrival into Pittsburgh, Flight 427 was sequenced behind a Delta…

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