United Airlines Confirms Incidents Involving Two UA Flight Numbers, Dispatch of Family Assistance Team
11 Sep 2001, 11:53 AM, EST
United Airlines has now confirmed that two of its aircraft have crashed.
United Flight 93, a Boeing 757 aircraft, departed from Newark, NJ, at 8:01 a.m. local time, bound for San Francisco, with 38 passengers onboard, 2 pilots and 5 flight attendants.
United Flight 175, a Boeing 767 aircraft, departed from Boston at 7:58 a.m. local time, bound for Los Angeles, with 56 passengers onboard, 2 pilots and 7 flight attendants.
United has confirmed that it will dispatch a team to Johnstown, PA, as soon as possible to assist in every way possible with the investigation and to provide assistance to the family members.
"Our thoughts are with the passengers, employees and family members of those involved. Today's events are a tragedy and our prayers are with everyone at this time," said James E. Goodwin, United CEO. Goodwin said United is working with all the relevant authorities involved in today's events and will provide further information as soon as it is available.
Friends or family members who want more information about United Flight 93 or United Flight 175 should contact 1-800-932-8555. United also will post any information it has on this website.