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US Airways Flight 1549 Update # 3

TEMPE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 15, 2009--US Airways (NYSE: LCC) has new information regarding flight 1549. Flight 1549 was en route to Charlotte from LaGuardia with 150 passengers and five crew (two pilots and three flight attendants) on board.

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 for USADirect(R) access codes.

US Airways will continue to release information as it becomes available. Please monitor for the latest information. (LCCG)

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US Airways
Media Relations, 480-693-5729

Source: US Airways