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…Read More
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…Read More
Recognizing the Heroes of USAir Flight 5050 Today we honor and recognize the Flight Attendants of USAir Flight 5050. On September 20, 1989, Flight 5050 from LaGuardia Airport to Charlotte, crashed during an aborted takeoff. The flight was carrying 57 passengers and 6 crew. Thanks to the heroic efforts of the four Flight Attendants on…Read More
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