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Colgan Air releases further information about Flight 3407

13th February 2009 - 16:45 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Colgan Air has released additional information about Continental Connection flight 3407, which crashed in Buffalo, NY, at about 10:20 pm EST on Thursday 12 February.

The airline says preliminary information indicates that the flight carried 44 passengers and a crew of four. There was also an off-duty Colgan Air crewmember aboard, bringing the number of individuals to 49.

"We are greatly saddened by this accident," said Phil Trenary, president & CEO of Pinnacle Airlines Corporation, parent company of Colgan Air. "Our prayers are extended to the family and loved ones of those aboard flight 3407 and those affected on the ground. Please know that we will commit all needed resources to assist the NTSB's investigation of this accident and work to ensure that a tragedy such as this does not occur again."

The airline has also released the names of its crewmembers on the flight. They are: Captain Marvin Renslow, who  joined Colgan on 9 September 2005; First Officer Rebecca Shaw, who joined Colgan on 16 January 2008; Flight Attendant Matilda Quintero, who joined the airline on 28 May 2008; Flight Attendant Donna Prisco, who also joined Colgan on 28 May 2008. The off-duty crewmember aboard flight 3407 was Captain Joseph Zuffoletto, who joined the company on 19 September 2005.

Flight 3407 was operated using a Bombardier Q400 aircraft, which was manufactured on 12 April 2008 and was placed into service by Colgan that month.

Note: Low-Fare & Regional Airlines and do not speculate on the cause of incidents or accidents. There are highly qualified investigators dedicated to finding the causes and we will publish their findings as and when they are released.

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