Honoring the Flight Crews That Died 14 Years Ago Today


On the day before Cranky Dorkfest, I usually dedicate my post to the event. But today is no ordinary day, and there is something far more important to discuss.

As I’ve done for the last 8 years, I’m printing the names of the on-duty crewmembers who were murdered 14 years ago today… on September 11, 2001. Read them and remember.

American 11 (Boston to Los Angeles)
Crashed into World Trade Center
Barbara Arestegui, Marstons Mills, MA, flight attendant
Jeffrey Collman, Novato, CA, flight attendant
Sara Low, Boston, MA, flight attendant
Karen Martin, Danvers, MA, flight attendant
Thomas McGuinness, Portsmouth, NH, First Officer
Kathleen Nicosia, Winthrop, MA, flight attendant
John Ogonowski, Dracut, MA, Captain
Betty Ong, Andover, MA, flight attendant
Jean Roger, Longmeadow, MA, flight attendant
Dianne Snyder, Westport, MA, flight attendant
Madeline Sweeney, Acton, MA, flight attendant

United 175 (Boston to Los Angeles)
Crashed into World Trade Center
Robert J Fangman, Claymont, DE, flight attendant
Michael Horrocks, Glen Mills, PA, First Officer
Amy Jarret, Philadelphia, PA and Rhode Island, flight attendant
Amy King, Stafford Spring, CT, flight attendant
Kathryn LaBorie, Providence, RI, flight attendant
Alfred Marchand, Alamogordo, NM, flight attendant
Victor J. Saracini, Lower Makefield Township, PA, Captain
Michael Tarrou, Stafford Spring, CT, flight attendant
Alicia Titus, San Francisco, CA, flight attendant

American 77 (Washington/Dulles to Los Angeles)
Crashed into the Pentagon
Charles Burlingame, Herndon, VA, Captain
David Charlebois, Washington, DC, First Officer
Michele Heidenberger, Chevy Chase, MD, flight attendant
Jennifer Lewis, Culpeper, VA, flight attendant
Kenneth Lewis, Culpeper, VA, flight attendant
Renee May, Baltimore, MD, flight attendant

United 93 (Newark to San Francisco)
Crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania
Lorraine Bay, Hightstown, NJ, flight attendant
Sandy Bradshaw, Greensboro, NC, flight attendant
Jason Dahl, Denver, CO, Captain
Wanda Green, Linden, NJ, flight attendant
Leroy Homer, Marlton, NJ, First Officer
CeeCee Lyles, Ft Myers, FL, flight attendant
Deborah Welsh, New York City, NY, flight attendant

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17 comments on “Honoring the Flight Crews That Died 14 Years Ago Today

  1. I dedicated my first flight this morning to UAL 93 Flight Attendant Debbie Welsh. I worked with her at both Eastern Airlines and Kiwi International Airlines. She was a good, kind-hearted person with plenty of spirit. Gone, but NEVER forgotten!……The entire aircraft clapped and recognized her in memory. Soo many good people in this country!

  2. As an F-16 pilot that flew that morning over Washington, DC I cannot say thank you enough for honoring these Fallen heroes. May we never forget. Thanks again. DC

  3. As an F-16 fighter pilot that flew over Washington, DC on that fateful day please accept our sincere thanks for honoring these fallen heroes. May we never forget.

  4. Thank you for doing this. There is a beautiful memorial in Grapevine, Texas, near DFW Airport, that pays tribute to the flight crews lost that day.

  5. Every year now on 9/11 I think of the brave crew members who gave their all to try to stop the attacks not knowing they were part of a larger conspiracy launched half way around the world. My thoughts and prayers are with them and their families on this 14th anniversary of their tragic deaths.

  6. Thank you for today’s post in remembering the 9/11 flight crews. I will keep them and their families in my thoughts today. They can never be forgotten.

  7. I think it is sad that while people recognize the 1st responders of other tragedies (police, firemen, teachers, random strangers), flight crews are rarely mentioned.  Especially the Flight Attendants who are essentially all of those at 40,000 ft.

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