Honoring the Flight Crews That Died 21 Years Ago Today


Does it mean we’re getting old when 9/11 is now old enough to drink? I think what’s most amazing to me is the number of people in this industry who have no recollection of that day at all because they were either too young or they weren’t even born. The march of time continues, as it always has.

Time may have marked the end of Holly Hegeman’s PlaneBusiness as well, but that won’t stop me from continuing the tradition she started so many years ago… honoring those on-duty crewmembers who were murdered that day twenty years ago by printing their names.

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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7 comments on “Honoring the Flight Crews That Died 21 Years Ago Today

  1. Thanks for publishing this list. May their memories be a blessing to all who knew and loved them. Let’s remember their ultimate sacrifice, and support doing what can be done to ensure nothing like this ever happens again to anyone.

  2. Thank you for this annual post.

    If anybody is ever on the Pennsylvania turnpike, please make the time to see the Flight 93 memorial. I live in a city of monuments and memorials and it’s truly one of the most special places I’ve ever been.

    A 20 minute ATC delay and the heroism of these passengers are why the Capitol is still standing. Living 4 blocks from there since 1999, it’s not hard to imagine what could have been.

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