Posts Tagged ‘In Memory’

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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7.17.20 – Remembering TWA Flight 800 on This 24th Anniversary

Friday, July 17, 2020 Remembering TWA Flight 800 on This 24th Anniversary On July 17, 1996, TWA Flight 800, a Boeing 747-100, crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Long Island shortly after takeoff from New York’s JFK Airport. The airplane was en route to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport. All 230 souls…

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7.02.20 – 26 Years Later: In Memory of USAir Flight 1016

Thursday, July 2, 2020 26 Years Later: In Memory of USAir Flight 1016 Today marks the 26th 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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6.14.20 – Remembering the Heroes of TWA Flight 847

Sunday, June 14, 2020 Remembering the Heroes of TWA Flight 847 Thirty-five 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…

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6.07.20 – We Remember Allegheny Airlines Flight 485

Sunday, June 7, 2020 We Remember Allegheny Airlines Flight 485 On June 7, 1971, Allegheny Airlines Flight 485 departed at 9:33 a.m. from Groton-New London Airport in Connecticut en route to Tweed Airport in New Haven, Connecticut. Thirty-one souls were on board the aircraft: 2 Pilots, 1 Flight Attendant, 26 adult passengers, and two infants.…

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6.01.20 – Remembering AA Flight 1420: Twenty-One Years Later

Monday, June 1, 2020 Remembering AA Flight 1420: Twenty-One Years Later Today commemorates the twenty-first anniversary of American Airlines Flight 1420 from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, which overran the runway upon landing during a thunderstorm at Little Rock National Airport. The Captain, along with ten passengers, perished in the crash. The four Flight Attendants, the…

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5.25.20 – Forty-One Years Later: Remembering AA Flight 191

Monday, May 25, 2020 Forty-One Years Later: Remembering AA Flight 191 On May 25, 1979, American Airlines Flight 191 departed Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport for Los Angeles International Airport. Ten Flight Attendants and three Pilots were working the McDonnell Douglas DC-10 flight from ORD to LAX, with a total of 258 passengers onboard. After losing…

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4.27.20 – Remembering AA Flight 625

Monday, April 27, 2020 Today, we pause to remember the crew and passengers aboard American Airlines Flight 625. On April 27, 1976, the Boeing 727 operated from T.F. Green Airport in Providence, Rhode Island to Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, United States Virgin Islands, with an intermediate stop at John F. Kennedy Airport, New York, NY. The…

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