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Remembering US Flight 427  
User currently offlinePITops From United States of America, joined May 2007, 1442 posts, RR: 4
Posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3945 times:

Today marks the 15th anniversary of the crash of US Airways flight 427 in Hopewell Township, near Pittsburgh, PA. The Boeing 737 crashed during the evening hours of September 8, 1994.


Ground Ops, Southwest Airlines, CMH
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User currently offlineTan Flyr From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1919 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3847 times:

May all those that perished that Autumn day RIP with their maker.

Lots of lessons about communication with clients, etc learned the hard way in this incident.


User currently offlineRichierich From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 4289 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3847 times:

Wow how time flies. Hard to believe it has been 15 years. Was it Hopewell Township or in Aliquippa? Who owns the crash site these days?

RIP to all of those that lost their lives on that tragic flight.



None shall pass!!!!
User currently offlineCodyKDiamond From Canada, joined Nov 2006, 537 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3826 times:

I cannot believe that it has been 15 years, may we forever remember those lost on 427.

User currently offlinePITops From United States of America, joined May 2007, 1442 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3787 times:



Quoting Richierich (Reply 2):
Was it Hopewell Township or in Aliquippa?

Hopewell Township. The city limits of Aliquippa are on the other side of Route 60 (I- 376).



Ground Ops, Southwest Airlines, CMH
User currently offline71Zulu From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3088 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3732 times:

RIP to the victims.



Quoting Richierich (Reply 2):
Who owns the crash site these days?

Pine Creek Land Trust according to this....

http://www.427adsl.org/crashsi.htm



The good old days: Delta L-1011s at MSY
User currently offlineKtrick45 From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 69 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3570 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.

User currently offlineJamake1 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1017 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3415 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.



United's B747-400. "She's a a cruel lover."
User currently offlineN702ML From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3290 times:



Quoting Jamake1 (Reply 7):
The crash of flight 427 was also USAir's fourth fatal accident over a 5-year period.

It was actually USAir's FIFTH fatal crash in a five-year period.

9/20/89 - USAir 5050 at LGA

2/1/91 - USAir 1493/SkyWest 5569 at LAX

3/22/92 - USAir 405 at LGA

7/2/94 - USAir 1016 near CLT

9/8/94 - USAir 427 near PIT


User currently offlineWhappeh From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1563 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3258 times:

A very brutal 5 year period. Hard to believe.  Sad I still remember that night.


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