Ktrick45 From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 69 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3793 times:
I remember it very well. I was just finishing painting lines on the football field at my sons' school when my pager activated for for the "Zulu alert." There were still aircraft flying overhead on final for 32. I kinda hoped it was a mistake. Nope. My first assignment was to pick up wire markers from Columbia Gas. Spent time after the regular shift doing various functions at the field morgue over the next six days. Not a fun week. There are still days when I'll smell something that'll bring it all back. Fifteen years. Doesn't seem like it. May they rest in peace.
Jamake1 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1041 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3638 times:
I remember the day vividly. I was on furlough from USAir at the time and was working for another airline. I had just arrived home from a trip when my sister informed me about the accident. I was in a state of disbelief because the crash of flight 427 had come just weeks after the DC-9 crash in Charlotte. The crash of flight 427 was also USAir's fourth fatal accident over a 5-year period.
Ironically, most company officials happened to be in PIT that day for the product launch of Business Select, which was to be USAir's new domestic business class product. The marketing department went into immediate black-out. A very sad day indeed...and a dark time in USAir's history.