TEMPE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 15, 2009--US Airways (NYSE: LCC) has confirmed that flight 1549 has been involved
in an accident. Flight 1549 was en route to Charlotte from LaGuardia.
The flight was operated with a crew of two pilots and three flight
attendants. US Airways' primary concern at this time is for those on
board the airplane and their families.
Flight 1549 was originally scheduled for departure at 2:45 p.m. Eastern
Time. The flight's actual time of departure was 3:03 p.m. Eastern Time.
Airline officials are in direct contact with local, state and national
authorities and are cooperating fully with emergency response efforts.
US Airways has activated the "US Airways Care" team of specially trained
employee volunteers to assist families and passengers.
Individuals who believe they may have family members on board flight
1549 may call US Airways at 1-800-679-8215 within the United
States. This number can be reached toll-free from international
locations through AT&T's USADirect(R). To contact an AT&T
operator, please visit http://www.usa.att.com/traveler
for USADirect(R) access codes.
US Airways will continue to release information as it becomes available.
Please monitor usairways.com for the latest information. (LCCG)
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CONTACT: US Airways
Media Relations, 480-693-5729
Source: US Airways