Tue, Aug 26, 2003
Ferry Flight Had No Passengers Onboard
A commuter aircraft is
reported down in Nantucket Sound. The Beech 1900, a Colgan Air
ferry flight departing Hyannis, Mass, enroute to Albany, NY, has
been confirmed as the aircraft involved in an accident off of
The airline stresses that there were no passengers aboard the
aircraft. The aircraft was flying to Albany to position for "future
operations." Two crewmembers operating the Beech 1900 aircraft were
the only people on board.
Colgan Air operates under a marketing agreement as US Airways
Express. Colgan Air, Inc. is a regional airline with 30+ years
experience. Its headquarters are based in Manassas, Virginia, and
it became a US Airways Express Carrier in late 1999. CA provides
daily scheduled air service to 31 cities in 11 states. The fleet
numbers 16 Beechcraft 1900, 19 passenger turbo-prop aircraft, and 7
Saab 340B, 34 passenger aircraft.
Since there were no passengers, US Airways will not be
implementing any special procedures for public inquiries.
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