Honoring the Flight Crews That Died 22 Years Ago Today


It’s a shift that can give you whiplash. Saturday was Cranky Dorkfest where hundreds of us gathered, ate burgers, watched airplanes, and celebrated the industry we all love. Today, it turns very somber as we all remember the awful events that happened exactly 22 years ago when four commercial aircraft were brought down by hijackers, forever changing our industry.

As always, I continue the tradition Holly Hegeman started so many years ago… honoring those on-duty crewmembers who were murdered that day 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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11 comments on “Honoring the Flight Crews That Died 22 Years Ago Today

  1. Thanks for continuing this solemn tradition.

    Those of us who attended this weekend’s event can save our comments on Dorkfest for a more appropriate time; today we recognize those in the industry who paid the ultimate price. May their sacrifices not be in vain.

  2. Brett- I watched 60 Minutes last night which was entirely devoted to 9/11… That, and your annual remembrance of the airline lives lost is always compelling, sad… Thank you from a 32-year airline, and 8 year TSA employee for always remembering… It means a lot to a lot…

  3. Brett, thank you for continuing to honor those that lost their lives on that horrible day.
    May we never forget.

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