Release #09.004
February 13, 2009

ALPA Statement on Continental Connection Flight 3407

WASHINGTON – The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), issued the following statement regarding the Continental Connection Flight 3407 accident that took place near Buffalo, New York, on February 12, 2009.

“The thoughts of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l, are with the crew, passengers, and all who were affected by the accident that took place outside of Buffalo, New York. The ALPA family stands in solidarity to support all involved in the accident and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigation. The union has come together with a response team that includes pilots from Colgan Air, Continental Airlines, ExpressJet Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Pinnacle Airlines, American Eagle, FedEx Express, and Piedmont Airlines. The Colgan pilots have received offers of support from many other ALPA pilot groups who stand ready to assist. ALPA is a party to the investigation and cannot comment on the accident at this time.”

Founded in 1931, ALPA is the world’s largest pilots union representing 52,250 pilots at 35 airlines in the United States and Canada.

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