Honoring the Flight Crews That Died 18 Years Ago Today


It’s hard to believe that the terrorist act that completely turned our industry upside down is now old enough to vote. It’s been 18 years since that fateful day in 2001. As always, following the lead set by Holly Hegeman (PlaneBusiness) so many years ago, I’m honoring those on-duty crewmembers who were murdered that day by printing their names.  Read 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 Springs, 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 Springs, 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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13 comments on “Honoring the Flight Crews That Died 18 Years Ago Today

  1. Thanks for doing this every year. Flew through EWR yesterday and noticed that UA had set up a beautiful memorial in the middle of the terminal to the UA crews that perished. It was really well done.

  2. Thank you again for this tribute to the airline personnel who were murdered on this tragic day. May they rest in peace and may we never forget them.
    Ron Kuhlman

    Sent from Mail for Windows 10

  3. Captain Dahl, commanding United 93, sabotaged the plane to hinder al-Qaeda. Three cheers for him.

    He disconnected the autopilot so the hijacking pilot couldn’t enter the coordinates for the Capitol and didn’t know how to turn it back on. Captain Dahl also, after being stabbed, fiddled with the controls. The cockpit data recorder records the hijacking pilot tell him to stop touching the controls as Captain Dahl lay on the floor bleeding.

  4. Thanks for this list. If anyone hasn’t watched it yet, next year watch the documentary by (I think) History Channel that covers the day from the ATC’s point of view. They interview the particular controllers of each flight and recreates the scenarios, from before they lose radar/radio contact with each plane to after the point of impact. There’s also the documentary about Air Force One where a segment is dedicated to describing the plane’s and President’s role on 9/11 (since Bush was in Florida at the time). RIP

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