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Wed, 8 Jan 2003 17:56:25 -0800 (PST)
>Flight Safety Information (08JAN03-012)
>*Turkish Airlines Flight Crashes, Killing 72
>*Pilot made emergency call
>*Air Midwest Flight 5481 Notification #2
>*Further Information on US Airways Express Flight 5481
>*NTSB LAUNCHES A TEAM TO INVESTIGATE CRASH
> OF BEECH 1900 AIRCRAFT
>*Air Midwest Flight 5481 Crew and Partial
> Passenger Name List Notification #4
>*Airbus designer sees United as possible A380 buyer
>Turkish Airlines Flight Crashes, Killing 72
>Interior Minister Says 5 of 77 Aboard Survived
>ISTANBUL, Turkey (AP) ¯ A Turkish Airlines flight crashed Wednesday as
>tried to land at an airport in southeastern Turkey, killing 72 people,
>Interior Minister Abdulkadir Aksu said.
>The RJ-100 passenger aircraft, which was on its way from Istanbul,
>in a military area near the Diyarbakir airport, and soldiers were
>evacuate the injured, CNN-Turk television reported. Private NTV
>said the plane crashed in heavy fog.
>NTV television quoted Aksu as saying that the plane carried 77 people
>that there were only five survivors.
>Four of the injured were evacuated to nearby Diyarbakir hospital,
>reported. CNN-Turk television said the injured were in shock but had no
>Doctors in the area were called to the city's main hospital to deal with
>injured, Anatolia reported. It was not clear if there were additional
>injured people who were being evacuated to the hospital.
>Diyarbakir is a largely Kurdish city some 625 miles southeast of
>and 75 miles north of the Syrian border.
>In May 2001, a military transport plane crashed in southeastern Turkey,
>killing 34 officers and soldiers from Turkey's elite special forces.
>A civilian jetliner crashed in eastern Turkey in 1991, killing 55
>after the pilot insisted on landing despite a snowstorm that drastically
>Date: 08 JAN 2003
>Time: ca 19.17
>Type: Avro RJ.100
>Operator: Türk Hava Yollari - THY
>Crew: fatalities / 5 on board
>Passengers: fatalities / 71 on board
>Total: 72 fatalities / 76 on board
>Location: Diyarbakir Airport (DIY) (Turkey)
>Nature: Domestic Scheduled Passenger
>Departure airport: Istanbul-Atatürk Airport (IST)
>Destination airport: Diyarbakir Airport (DIY)
>The aircraft reportedly crashed on approach.
>LTCC 081650Z 32003KT 5000 BR FEW040 SCT100 05/03 Q1021 NOSIG=
>LTCC 081750Z 00000KT 3500 R34/3500D BR FEW040 SCT100 05/03 Q1021 NOSIG
>Pilot made emergency call
>WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A US Airways Express/Air Midwest commuter plane
>a hangar and burst into flames Wednesday after taking off from the
>Charlotte-Douglas International Airport, killing 19 passengers and two
>The National Transportation Safety Board, the FAA [Federal Aviation
>Administration] -- what are they planning on doing in the immediate
>There are about 12 investigators, we heard from the NTSB, who will be
>heading down to this crash shortly, if they have not already left. They
>be looking at, as soon as they get there, specifically at the crash
>they'll be looking at the position of that aircraft: Is it intact? Is
>anything on the runway that may have fallen off this plane, that may
>them indication of what happened?
>The Federal Aviation Administration said there was a cockpit call to the
>traffic control tower before the crash reporting some kind of emergency
>that it was cutoff before controllers were able to get any details. This
>makes retrieval of the cockpit voice recorder all the more crucial,
>US Airways is telling me that Mesa Airlines, which owns this Beech 1900,
>fact, does the maintenance on it. It operates for US Airways Express but
>Airways does not perform the maintenance.
>There was no flight attendant on board this flight, US Airways was
>me, just a captain and co-pilot and then passengers ... because the
>is so short, just 45 minutes.
>Air Midwest Flight 5481 Notification #2
>CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Air Midwest flight
>Beechcraft-1900 going from Charlotte, N.C., to Greenville/Spartanburg,
>has been involved in an accident in Charlotte. It has been confirmed
>that the aircraft carried 19 passengers and two crewmembers.
>Authorities also have confirmed that there are no survivors. The
>struck a US Airways maintenance hangar at the airport. There are no
>among US Airways employees working at that hangar and all of these
>have been accounted for.
>Flight 5481 was operating as a US Airways Express flight.
>The entire US Airways family is deeply saddened by this tragic loss of
>Working in cooperation with Air Midwest, we are doing everything
>help the families of the passengers and crew through this difficult
>An Air Midwest special toll-free telephone number has been established
>call for information about those on board Flight 5481. The number is
>Air Midwest will provide information on an ongoing basis, as it becomes
>available. Updates will be posted on US Airways' Web site at
>Air Midwest, through its parent company Mesa Air Group, is handling
>inquiries. The new contact number for media to call is 1-602-685-4175.
>Source: US Airways
>Further Information on US Airways Express Flight 5481
>WICHITA, Kan., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- US Airways Express
>5481, which crashed earlier today in Charlotte, NC was a Raytheon 1900D
>model. The aircraft was manufactured in 1996 and at the time of the
>accident had 15,010 hours. Registration number of the Aircraft was
>Air Midwest has turned over to the FAA & NTSB all records relating
>maintenance and history of the Aircraft.
>The crew was composed of a Captain & First Officer. The captain was
>Leslie and the first officer was Jonathan Gibbs, both based in
>NC. "Our deepest condolences go out to the families of these employees
>were exemplary members of the Air Midwest family," said Greg Stephens,
>President of Air Midwest, Inc.
>US Airways has established a special toll-free telephone number to call
>information about those on board Flight 5481. The number is
>Air Midwest along with officials from US Airways are enroute to
>assist in the NTSB investigation.
>After securing the accident site this investigation has been turned over
>the NTSB. All future press inquiries regarding the accident
>of flight 5481 should be directed to the NTSB Public Affairs Office at
>SOURCE Air Midwest
>NTSB LAUNCHES A TEAM TO INVESTIGATE CRASH OF BEECH 1900 AIRCRAFT
>AT CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA
>Washington, D.C. - The National Transportation Safety Board today
>Go-Team to investigate the crash of a Beech 1900 aircraft in Charlotte,
>At approximately 8:50 a.m. Eastern Standard Time today a Beech
>1900D, (N233YV) aircraft crashed on take-off at Charlotte/Douglas
>Raleigh, North Carolina. Nineteen passengers and 2 crew members were on
>Investigator-In-Charge Lorenda Ward will lead the Go-Team. Board Member
>Goglia will be the principal spokesperson on scene. Keith Holloway and
>Schlamm will be the Public Affairs Officers on-scene. Safety Board
>personnel will also be on-scene to assist family members. The team is
>scheduled to depart from Hangar 6 at Washington National Airport at
>Air Midwest Flight 5481 Crew and Partial Passenger Name List
>CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- US Airways' Family
>Group, on behalf of Mesa Air Group, is contacting the families of
>and crew aboard Air Midwest Flight 5481.
>"All of us in the US Airways family are deeply saddened by today's Air
>Midwest accident in Charlotte and I wish to extend our deepest personal
>sympathy to the families and friends of passengers and crewmembers
>the aircraft. Our thoughts and prayers are with them," said President
>CEO David Siegel. "We will continue to do everything possible to help
>in the aftermath of this tragic event."
>A complete list of the passengers and crew on board Air Midwest Flight
>has been provided to the National Transportation Safety Board and the
>Federal Aviation Administration. The following names of passengers and
>are being released with the permission of families who have been
>at this time by specially trained representatives. Additional names will
>released as permission is granted:
>Albury, Caitlin West Palm Beach, Fla.
>Albury, Robin West Palm Beach, Fla.
>Congdon, Mark Baltimore, Md.
>Coyner, Keith Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
>Demartino, Forrest Dayton, Ohio
>Dubois, Sylvain Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
>Fonte, Richard E. Jacksonville, N.C.
>Gibbs, Jonathan (First Officer) Charlotte, N.C.
>Krassas, Steven J. Richmond, Va.
>Leslie, Katie (Captain) Charlotte, N.C.
>Spiak, Joseph M. Boston
>Sylvia, Ralph Richmond, Va.
>Mesa Air Group has established a special toll-free telephone number to
>for families of passengers on board flight 5481. The number is
>1-800-679-8215. Updates on Air Midwest Flight 5481 also are being posted
>US Airways' Web site at usairways.com and by the Mesa Air Group at
>SOURCE US Airways
>Date: 08 JAN 2003
>Type: Beechcraft 1900D
>Operator: US Airways Express / Air Midwest
>Year built: 1996
>Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-67D
>Crew: 2 fatalities / 2 on board
>Passengers: 19 fatalities / 19 on board
>Total: 21 fatalities / 21 on board
>Location: Charlotte-Douglas International Airport, NC (CLT) (USA)
>Nature: Domestic Scheduled Passenger
>Departure airport: Charlotte-Douglas International Airport, NC (CLT)
>Destination airport: Greenville-Spartanburg Airport, SC (GSP)
>The Beech 1900D turned left after takeoff from runway 18R and struck the
>corner of a large USAirways hangar.
>METAR around the time of the accident:
>KCLT 081251Z 22006KT 10SM SCT140 BKN250 03/M07 A2975 RMK AO2 SLP075
>T00331072= KCLT 081351Z 23007KT 10SM SCT140 BKN250 04/M06 A2976 RMK AO2
>SLP079 T00391061= KCLT 081451Z 24008KT 210V290 10SM FEW140 BKN250 07/M04
>A2977 RMK AO2 SLP083 T00671044 53008=
>Airbus designer sees United as possible A380 buyer
>CHICAGO, Jan 8 (Reuters) - United Airlines, operating in bankruptcy
>record losses, remains a potential buyer of the A380, a huge plane that
>Europe's Airbus is developing to carry nearly 600 passengers on long
>flights, according to the jet's designer.
>Jens Hinrichsen, director of the A380 design, said he still expects
>will order the giant plane after it eventually recovers from its current
>disastrous financial state.
>"They will recover," said Hinrichsen, a 25-year Airbus veteran who has
>played a role in development of much of the Airbus fleet.
>The world's second-largest airline, based in the Chicago suburb of Elk
>Village, Illinois, filed for bankruptcy in the U.S. courts on Dec. 9 and
>expected to take several years to emerge. The filing by United, parent
>Corp. and subsidiaries was the largest bankruptcy in aviation history.