The following information was released at 11:27 A.M. by Colgan Air, the operator of Continental Flight 3407, which crashed Thursday evening near Buffalo, N.Y.
Operator: Colgan Air
Departure: Newark Liberty International Airport
Destination: Buffalo Niagara International Airport
Accident Time: 10:20 PM EST, Thursday Feb. 12., near Buffalo airport
Off-duty crew: 1
Aircraft: Bombardier Dash 8 Q400
Manufactured: April 12, 2008
In Use: April 2008
Toll-Free number only for families and friends for those aboard flight 3407:
Crew member names:
-- Captain Marvin Renslow joined Colgan on September 9, 2005.
-- First Officer Rebecca Shaw joined Colgan on January 16, 2008.
-- 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 crewmember aboard flight 3407, joined Colgan on September 19, 2005.
Statement from Pinnacle Airlines Corp CEO Philip H. Trenary:
We are greatly saddened by this accident. 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.