Flight 3407 Families Endure the Holiday Season Without Their Loved Ones

Buffalo, New York- January 4, 2010 – As Americans across the country celebrated the holidays with family gatherings, religious observances, and gift giving, it was a different feeling for the families of victims of Continental Flight 3407. Nearing eleven months after the Continental Express flight operated by Colgan Air crashed into a home in Clarence Center, New York, taking the lives of forty nine passengers, an unborn baby, and a person on the ground, their families experienced their first December holiday season without their loved ones. (more…)

Flight 3407 Families Criticize Babbitt, Obama Administration for Pro-Industry Stance on Raising Pilot Minimum Qualifications

Buffalo, New York- December 9, 2009 – Members of the ‘Families of Continental Flight 3407’ strongly condemned the prepared statement of FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt, to be delivered at Thursday’s Senate Aviation Subcommittee’s oversight hearing on the FAA’s Call to Action safety Initiatives, coming out against a Congressional initiative to mandate higher experience requirements for all commercial airline pilots. (more…)

Flight 3407 Families Decry Industry Opposition to Higher Pilot Qualification Standards

Buffalo, New York- October 21, 2009 – The ‘Families of Continental Flight 3407’ criticized the recently released letter from the Air Transport Association of America (ATA), representing many of the nation’s major airlines, to the House of Representatives’ Transportation and Infrastructure Committee leadership. In the letter, the ATA stated its opposition to the House’s recently-passed aviation safety bill, namely the provision requiring all commercial airline pilots to hold an Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) license. (more…)

3407 Families to Speak After Key Aviation Safety Vote

The House of Representatives will be voting on the Airline Safety and Pilot Training Improvement Act on Wednesday, October 14th. Members of the ‘Families of Continental Flight 3407’ will be present at the Capitol for the vote on this crucial safety bill. The ‘Families of Continental Flight 3407’ support the Read more…