FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 15, 2009
US AIRWAYS FLIGHT 1549 UPDATE # 2
TEMPE, Ariz. Jan. 15, 2009— US Airways (NYSE: LCC) has confirmed that flight 1549 has been involved in an accident. The 1549 was en route to Charlotte from LaGuardia. The flight was operated with a crew of two pilots and three flight attendants. US Airways’ primary concern at this time is for those on board the airplane and their families.
Flight 1549 was originally scheduled for departure at 2:45 p.m. Eastern Time. The flight’s actual time of departure was 3:03 p.m. Eastern Time.
Airline officials are in direct contact with local, state and national authorities and are cooperating fully with emergency response efforts. US Airways has activated the “US Airways Care” team of specially trained employee volunteers to assist families and passengers.
US Airways is confirming passenger and crew names and will issue those as soon as possible.
Individuals who believe they may have family members on board flight 1549 may call US Airways at 1-800-679-8215 within the United States. This number can be reached toll-free from international locations through AT&T’s USADirect®. To contact an AT&T operator, please visit http://www.usa.att.com/traveler
for USADirect® access codes.
US Airways will continue to release information as it becomes available. Please monitor usairways.com for the latest information. (LCCG)