3407 Families Praise Holt, Higgins, and Lee for Aviation Safety Legislation in the House; Urge Finance Committee to Complete Reauthorization Bill

Buffalo, New York- July 27, 2009 – The efforts of the ‘Families of Continental Flight 3407’ received additional congressional support this past week when Congressmen Rush Holt (NJ-12), Brian Higgins (NY-27), and Chris Lee (NY-26) introduced the Snowe-Boxer ‘Ensuring One Level of Aviation Safety Act of 2009’ in the House of Representatives. (more…)

‘What You See Should Be What You Get; 3407 Families Support Schumer’s Carrier Disclosure Legislation’

Buffalo, New York- June 30, 2009 – In light of Continental Airlines’ concerted effort to distance itself from the tragedy of Continental Flight 3407 operated by Colgan Air, the ‘Families of Continental Flight 3407′ gave Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) high praise for his recently introduced legislation that will increase passengers’ awareness of the actual carrier operating each and every flight when they are purchasing plane tickets. (more…)

3407 Families Endorse Snowe-Boxer Bill; Push for Co-Sponsors

Buffalo, New York- June 22, 2009 – The ‘Families of Continental Flight 3407’ announced their support for the ‘One Level of Safety’ Bill, introduced by Senators Olympia Snowe (R-ME) and Barbara Boxer (D-CA). The bill seeks to address many of the deficiencies that have been brought to light by the investigation into the crash of Continental Flight 3407 on February 12th. (more…)

Prepared Statement from Scott Maurer Addressing the Senate Aviation Subcommittee

June 17, 2009 – On behalf of the Families of Flight 3407, we would like to thank Chairman Dorgan, Minority Leader Senator DeMint, and all other members of the Senate Subcommittee on Aviation for the opportunity to speak to you today. My name is Scott Maurer. My daughter, Lorin Maurer, was on board Continental Flight 3407.

Tomorrow night at 10:17 p.m. will be 18 weeks since our lives were changed forever. The minutes, hours, days, and weeks that have past since this tragedy have been an unbelievable nightmare for all of us. It is a pain that you will never know, and one that we hope no one else must face. We believe very strongly that the crash did not have to happen and was preventable. As such, we are here today, and we will be here tomorrow and beyond, to ask for help and to push for change so that other families can be spared this pain. (more…)

Father of 3407 Passenger to Testify at Senate Aviation Subcommittee Hearing

Buffalo, New York- June 15, 2009 – Scott Maurer of Moore, South Carolina, who lost his thirty year old daughter Lorin on Continental Flight 3407 , has been invited to testify in front of the Senate Aviation Subcommittee at its hearing this week. The hearing, to be held at 10:00 am on Wednesday, June 17th in Room 253 of the Russell Senate Office Building, will focus on ‘Aviation Safety: The Role and Responsibility of Commercial Air Carriers and Employees.’ (more…)