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The 'Families of Continental Flight 3407' - 5th Anniversary Remembrance in Clarence Center PDF Print E-mail

The Families of Continental Flight 3407 will gather to remember their loved ones at a memorial service at the Zion Lutheran Church, February 12, 2014, 8pm, followed by candle light procession to mark the exact time of the tragedy’s occurrence five years ago.

The memorial service, open to the public, marks the five-year anniversary of the senseless crash of Continental Flight 3407 in Clarence, NY. The service will include reflections from members of the community that came to their aid in the aftermath of the crash along with expressions of appreciation from the 3407 Families. A sentimental slideshow of the victims lost will be shown along with live music and the laying of carnations representing each of the 51 people who died as a result of the crash of Flight 3407. There will be a gathering in the Church Hall immediately following the ceremony.

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Flight 3407 Families Call Out Regional Airlines, Supporters for Using Alleged Pilot Shortage to Attack Safety Rules PDF Print E-mail

Oppose Exemptions; Declare Commercial Aviation System is Only as Strong as the Weakest Link

Buffalo, New York - January 23, 2014 – Less than three weeks from the five year anniversary of the tragic and preventable crash of Continental (now United Airlines) Flight 3407 operated by regional carrier Colgan Air (a subsidiary of Pinnacle Airlines), the 'Families of Continental Flight 3407' railed at recent complaints by aviation industry stakeholders and their supporters attacking new safety rules designed to ensure a TRUE 'One Level of Safety' for passengers traveling on both major and regional carriers.

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5 Years Later, Flight 3407 Families Spotlight the Lessons of the Miracle on the Hudson PDF Print E-mail

One Level of Safety Demands Same Commitment To and Investment in Safety by Regional Carriers

Buffalo, New York - January 15, 2014 – With the five year anniversary of the tragic crash of Continental Flight 3407 less than one monthaway, the ‘Families of ContinentalFlight 3407’ reacted to today’s five year anniversary of the ‘Miracle on the Hudson’, US Airways Flight 1549, by contrasting the two flights and the factors that contributed to their diametrically opposed outcomes.

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Flight 3407 Families Applaud FAA, DOT for Taking Big Step Towards ‘One Level of Safety’ with Release of Pilot Training Rule PDF Print E-mail

Call on Regional Airlines to Quickly Comply with New Guidelines

Buffalo, New York - November 5, 2013 – In response to this afternoon’s joint press conference held by the Department of Transportation and Federal Aviation Administration announcing the release of new pilot training requirements for the nation’s Part 121 air carriers, the ‘Families of Continental Flight 3407’ issued the following statement:

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November 6 Looms Large for Flight 3407 Families as NTSB Board Member Highlights Stall Training Deficiencies at Airlines PDF Print E-mail

Target Date for Huerta, Foxx on New Pilot Training Rule is Fast Approaching

Buffalo, New York - November 1, 2013 – Responding to a statement made by National Transportation Safety Board member Earl Weener at a recent safety conference noting that the airline industry still has much room for improvement in the area of stall prevention and recovery, the 'Families of Continental Flight 3407' renewed their call for Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Michael Huerta to finalize a critical new pilot training rule by next Wednesday, November 6th. Both Foxx and Huerta had issued pledges to the group to have the rule completed by October 21st, and the revised date allows for the sixteen days that FAA, DOT, and White House Office of Management and Budget were on furlough during the government shutdown.

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Flight 3407 Families Vigilant as October 21st Deadline Passes Without New Pilot Training Rule PDF Print E-mail

In Wake of 16-Day Government Shutdown, Call on Huerta, Foxx to Deliver by November 6th

Buffalo, New York - October 22, 2013 – In the wake of this month's government shutdown, the 'Families of Continental Flight 3407' called for a new deadline of Wednesday, November 6th for a critical pilot training rule as the October 21st target previously offered by Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Michael Huerta came and went on Monday. FAA officials had previously notified the families that the 16 day shutdown had resulted in employees at FAA, the Department of Transportation (DOT), and the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) who were responsible for the rule being placed on furlough.

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With October 21st Fast Approaching, Flight 3407 Families Counting on Foxx and Huerta to Deliver on Pilot Training Pledge PDF Print E-mail

Group to Attend Wednesday Meeting with OMB on Rule That Is Two Years Past Congressional Deadline

Buffalo, New York - September 17, 2013 – With the five year anniversary of the tragic crash looming on the horizon, the 'Families of Continental Flight 3407' will continue their push for a true 'One Level of Safety' between the nation's major and regional air carriers with a Wednesday trip to Washington. At stake is a congressional mandate calling on the Federal Aviation Administration to revamp airline pilot training protocols in the wake of numerous training deficiencies at regional carrier Colgan Air that contributed to the February 2009 crash. The FAA's October 2011 deadline established by Congress in the landmark 2010 Aviation Safety Act has come and gone, and both Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx and FAA Administrator Michael Huerta have stated their commitment to complete the final rule by October 21st of this year.

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