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News Release

Release #01.95
September 11, 2001

ALPA President Issues Statement On Terrorist Actions

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Captain Duane Woerth, president of the world’s oldest and largest pilot union, issued the following statement in light of the tragic aviation terrorist attacks on our nation’s capitol, New York City, and elsewhere in the country:

As the events of the terrorist attacks on Washington, D.C. and New York City this morning are developing, we have committed all of the resources of the Association’s security, air safety and accident investigation personnel to assist in this unimaginable tragedy.

We are in communication with the Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, State Department, other U.S. and international pilot unions, National Transportation Safety Board, and other federal agencies to offer our aid and support.

We are also in contact with all of our member carriers to identify and account for all aircraft and pilots that may still be in the air and in possible harm’s way to ensure their safety.

Our prayers are with the families and friends of the victims of today’s events.

Established in 1931, ALPA represents more than 66,000 pilots at 47 airlines in the U.S. and Canada. Visit the ALPA Website at cf.alpa.org.


ALPA Contact: Anya Piazza or John Mazor, 703-481-4440