BUFFALO, N.Y. - Information regarding Colgan Air Flight 3407
February 13, 2009
Continental Connection flight 3407, operating from NewarkLiberty International Airport to Buffalo Niagara InternationalAirport, was involved in an accident outside Buffalo NiagaraAirport. This flight was operated by Colgan Air, Inc.
Preliminary information indicates that the flight carried 44passengers and a crew of four. There was also an off-duty ColganAirlines crew member aboard, bringing the number of individuals to49. All on board perished in the accident.
"We are greatly saddened by this accident" said Philip H.Trenary, President & CEO of Pinnacle Airlines Corp., parentcompany of Colgan Air, Inc. "Our prayers are extended to the familyand loved ones of those aboard flight 3407 and those affected onthe ground. Please know that we will commit all needed resources toassist the NTSB’s investigation of this accident and work toensure that a tragedy such as this does not occur again."
Following are the names of crew members on flight 3407:
Captain Marvin Renslow joined Colgan on September 9, 2005.Captain Renslow had flown 3,379 hours with Colgan Air.
First Officer Rebecca Shaw joined Colgan on January 16, 2008.Ms. Shaw had flown 2,244 hours with Colgan Air.
Flight Attendant Matilda Quintero joined Colgan on May 28,2008.
Flight Attendant Donna Prisco joined Colgan on May 28, 2008.
Captain Joseph Zuffoletto, an off-duty crew member aboard flight3407, joined Colgan on September 19, 2005.
Flight 3407 was operated using a Dash 8 Q400 aircraft. Thisaircraft was manufactured on April 12, 2008 and was placed intoservice by Colgan that month.
We have established a toll-free number for families and friendsof those on flight 3407. That number is 800-621-3263. We ask thatonly family members and friends call this number.
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