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Aviation Disasters

WTC Families for Proper Burial (World Trade Center):
Fresh Kills Landfill, an American Tragedy.
A landfill should never be a final resting place for 9/11 victims.
Click Here for a Video Report (Windows Media)

NEW! USAir 427 Video Part 1
NEW! USAir 427 Video Part 2
NEW! USAir 427 Video Part 3

NEW!  Martinair MP495
Faro, Portugal December 21, 1992

NEW!   Continental Connection 3407
Buffalo, NY, February 12, 2009

NEW!    Air France 447
May 31, 2009

NEW!  National Airlines 470
Gulf of Mexico, 16 nautical miles from Mobile AL, February 14, 1953

NEW!   U.S.A.F Advanced Range Instrumentation Aircraft ARIA 328
ARIA 61-0328 Memorial Foundation “Freedom is Never Free”
Walkersville MD, May 6, 1981

NEW!  SAS 686
Milan, Italy, October 8, 2001

Orient Thai One-Two-Go
Thailand, September 16, 2007 – Investigate Udom
Exposing the high rate of medical helicopter disasters

American Eagle 1420
Little Rock, AR – June 1, 1999

American Eagle 4184
Roselawn, IN – October 31, 1994

Air France 4590 – Concorde News
Paris, France – July 25, 2000

French Institute of Air Safety and Security
(in French)

Northwest 255
Detroit, MI – August 16, 1987

NEW!    Aviation Safety Promotion Center at Haneda Airport in Tokyo
The only aviation safety museum established to promote safety awareness.
NEW!    Japan Airlines Flight 123
Osutaka, Japan – August 1985

EgyptAir 990
Nantucket, MA – October 31, 1999

USAir 427 Air Disaster Support League
Pittsburgh, PA – September 8, 1994

United 585
Colorado Springs, CO – March 3, 1991 – 737

ValuJet Flight 592
Everglades, FL – May 11, 1996
An index of the Flight 592 website can be browsed at the above link. Please note that the internal links within the website do not function correctly; simply use your back button on your browser to return to the parent directory.

Swissair 111
September 2, 1998, Nova Scotia, Canada
USA Today February 17, 2003 “Doomed Plane’s Gaming System Exposes Holes in FAA Oversight”

Pan Am 103
Lockerbie, Scotland – December 21, 1988

Air Disaster Faro – Martinair
December 21, 1992

Lansa Airlines
Cuzco, Peru – August 8, 1970

Eastern Air Lines Flight 401
Miami, Florida – December 29, 1972

Air Cargo Safety
The Crash of Fine Air Flight 101

Emery 17 Worldwide Airfreight
Emery 17, February 16, 2000, Sacramento, CA

Arrow Air N950JW
Gander Newfoundland, December 12, 1985

Aer Lingus 712
Tuskar Cork, Ireland – March 24, 1968

John F. Kennedy, Jr crash — “A Pilot’s Viewpoint”
Vinayard Haven, MA — July 16, 1999 — “Heart over Mind”

ASA 529 – Anatomy of a Plane Crash
August 21, 1995, Carroll County, GA Link Inactive at this Time

Executive Air – BA-31 Jetstream Charter

May 21, 2000. Creek Township, PA

NTSB Major Air Crash Investigations:

American Airlines Flight 587

Alaska Airlines Flight 261

EgyptAir Flight 990

Payne Stewart Learjet 35
October 25, 1999

American Airlines Flight 1420

Korean Air Lines Flight 801

TWA Flight 800

USAir Flight 427

Comair, Delta Commuter 5191 – Lexington KY
August 27, 2006 — Comair 5191 Accident Air Traffic Control (ATC) Tapes Link Inactive at this Time

TAM – Sao Paulo, Brazil
July 17, 2007

NTSB – Major Accidents
On Sept. 18, 2002, data from 1962-1982 was added to the aviation accident information. The format and type of data contained in the earlier briefs may differ from later reports.

Safe Travel for Children Under Age 2

Child restraint seats have been required for cars since 1982, yet the FAA has not mandated required Child Restraint Seats for children under the age of 2 in commercial planes. If you or someone you love is traveling with a small child we encourage you to review the following and be sure that all passengers, including children, have their own seat.

Safer Children

FAA Recommendation for Child Safety

Childproof your flight (PDF)
FAA Brochure

Jet with Kids: Take the Fear out of Flying with your Kids

American Academy of Pediatrics supports Child Restraint Seats

Support Groups

Gift from Within
For survivors of trauma or victimization.
Providing support since 1993, offering a variety of resources from many authors, and includes webcasts, tapes. CD’s and more.

Coping With the Aftermath of an Aviation Disaster
A Handout from the American Red Cross

Air Crash Support Network – ACCESS

Centering Corporation Your Grief Resource Center

The First Sao Paulo, Brazil Journal About Grief in Portuguese

The Dougy Center National Center for Grieving Children and Families

Bereavement – a Magazine of Hope and Healing Bereavement Publishing, Inc.

Bereaved Parents of the USA

National Center for Children Exposed to Violence
at the Yale University Child Study Center

TAPS: Tragic Assistance Program for Survivors, Inc.
Helping those in the military

Widowed Without Warning
by Joanne Shortley-Lalonde

GROWW: Grief Recovery Online for All Bereaved

Coping with Grief
Tips for coping with grief

No Greater Love
Web site for remembrance and friendship for families and friends
Internet community to share with others who have suffered a major loss

September 11th Areas of Interest and Security

NEW! The in-flight attack on NW235:

NEW!    Aviation Security – Screening Management
Standard Operating Proceedures (SOP) – TSA Manual
Release Nov. 2009

WTC Families for Proper Burial (World Trade Center)
Fresh Kills Landfill, an American Tragedy.
A landfill should never be a final resting place for 9/11 victims.
Click Here for a Video Report (Windows Media)

9/11 Legislation and Litigation

Families of September 11th

Voices of September 11th
To provide timely and as accurate as possible information to the families of those killed on September 11th.

Peaceful Tomorrows
“Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.” -Martin Luther King Jr.

Skyscraper Safety Campaign
A project of parents and families of firefighters and WTC victims.

WTC United Family Group

Unanswered questions about 9/11

NEW!     Memo from Richard A. Clarke to Condoleeza Rice. January 25, 2001
“Review the Al-Quida Network”

NEW!    Attachment to Memo from Richard A. Clarke to Condoleeza Rice. January 25, 2001
“Strategies for eliminating the Jihadist Networks of Al-Quide: Status & Prospects”

Abstract of the Joint Inquiry into Intelligence Community before and after the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001 (PDF)

9/11 Comission Report: Who is Really Responsible?
By Brian Alexander, October 2003

Airline Litigation & Victims Rights & Remedies in the Wake of September 11, 2001.
Our National Rush to Respond
by Mary Schiavo, September 30, 2001

NEW!    FAA Warnings
Three pre-9/11 Warnings

Tick-Tock of Warnings, Threats Before Sept. 11 from ABC

FAA Warnings CNN
Many warnings preceded terrorist attacks.

Aviation Disaster Family Assistance Act of 1996

Executive Order from President William J. Clinton, September 9, 1996 (PDF)
Outlined the provisions of the Family Assistance Act and led to the passage of the legislation

Aviation Disaster Family Assistance Act of 1996:
History and benefits of the Federal Aviation Disaster Family Assistance Act of 1996.

Aviation Disaster Family Assistance Act of 1996 (PDF)

Amendments to the Aviation Disaster Family Assistance Act (PDF) April 5, 2000

Amendments to the Aviation Disaster Family Assistance Act
Amendments December 20, 2003 from “Vision 100”

NTSB Personal Effects Best Practices (PDF)

Memorandum of Understanding Between the National Transporation Safety Board (NTSB) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (PDF)
Signed November 7, 2005

Foreign Air Carrier Family Support Act of 1997
December 16, 1997
To address the needs of families of passengers involved in aircraft accidents involving foreign air carriers.

Congressional Report from the Aviation Disaster Family Assistance Act of 1996

NTSB – National Transportation Safety Board
Office of Transportation Disaster Assistance

Government Agencies

U.S. Senate

U.S. House of Representatives

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)

NTSB Aviation and Accident Synopsis

U.S Department of State Consular Affairs
For overseas travel crisis information

Aviation News

TSA, Transportation Security Administration at Boston Logan Airport

Airline Safety Records and Comparisons — Air Data Research
World’s largest archive of aviation safety data

Landings – Aviation News

Ostriches Anonymous Association
For those interested in promoting aviation safety, who also have a sense of humor.
Index of OAA Gazette
Safety Information for the Aviation Passenger

Aviation Today
Aviation Business News

Air Transport World
Airline Industry Business Publication Online

Aviation Safety Network
A Service of the Flight Safety Foundation
Complete list of aviation web sites

Women in Aviation Resource Center

BBC Education Online: Disasters

NASA Aging Wiring Initiative

Other Links

NEW!  Revisied Guidance DOT (VSL) Value of a Statistical Life 

Air Rage

Untied – United Airlines Complaint Page

Internet Magazine of Worldwide Aviation Fire Protection

AAIR Aviation Archaeological Investigation & Research

Aviation Wrecks in Southern California and Nevada

News Index
Hundreds of Internet news sites