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Gone West

Gone West

Remembering all pilots who lost their lives in the service of American Airlines and its predecessors

  • 2000s

  • November 12, 2001

    AA Flight 587

    CA Edward A. States, FO Sten P. Molin
    Queens, NY (Belle Harbor)
    Airbus A300B4-605R

  • September 11, 2001

    AA Flight 11

    CA John A. Ogonowski, FO Thomas F. McGuinness
    Manhattan, NY
    Boeing 767-223ER

  • September 11, 2001

    AA Flight 77

    CA Charles F. Burlingame III, FO David Charlebois
    Washington, DC
    Boeing 757-223


  • 1990s

  • June 1, 1999

    AA Flight 1420

    CA Richard W. "Rick" Buschmann
    Little Rock National Airport, AR (LIT)
    DC-9-82 (MD-82)

  • July 17, 1996

    TWA Flight 800

    CA Steven E. Snyder, CA Ralph G. Kevorkian, FE Richard G. Campbell, FE Oliver Krick, FE Douglas A. Eshleman (off-duty), FO R.L. Verhaeghe (off-duty), CA Donald Gough (off-duty), CA Gideon Miller (off-duty)
    East Moriches, NY
    Boeing 747-131

  • December 20, 1995

    AA Flight 965

    CA Nicholas Tafuri, FO Donnie R. Williams
    Buga, Colombia
    Boeing 757-223

  • September 8, 1994

    USAir Flight 427

    CA Peter Germano, FO Charles B. "Chuck" Emmett III
    Aliquippa, PA
    Boeing 737-3B7

  • March 22, 1992

    USAir Flight 405

    CA Wallace Majure
    New York-La Guardia Airport, NY (LGA)
    Fokker F-28 Fellowship 4000

  • February 1, 1991

    USAir Flight 1493

    CA Colin F. Shaw
    Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX)
    Boeing 737-3B7


  • 1980s

  • December 7, 1987

    PSA Flight 1771

    Pacific Southwest Airlines
    Paso Robles, CA
    British Aerospace BAe-146-200

  • April 2, 1986

    TWA Flight 840

    CA Philip G. Maresca, FO Benjamin C. Zimmermann, John L. Testrake
    Athens, Greece
    Boeing 727-231


  • 1970s

  • May 25, 1979

    AA Flight 191

    CA Walter H. Lux, FO James R. Dillard, FE Alfred F. Udovich
    Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD)
    DC-10-10

  • February 12, 1979

    Allegheny Flight 561

    FO David C. Baltes
    Clarksburg-Benedum Airport, WV (CKB)
    Mohawk 298 (Nord 262)

  • September 25, 1978

    PSA Flight 182

    CA James E. McFeron, FO Robert Eugene Fox, FE Martin J. Wahne
    San Diego, CA
    Boeing 727-214

  • December 1, 1974

    TWA Flight 514

    CA Richard Brock, FO Lenard Kresheck, FE Thomas Safranek
    Upperville, VA
    Boeing 727-231

  • September 8, 1974

    TWA Flight 841

    CA Donald H. Holliday, FO Jon L. Cheshire, Flight Engineer Ralph H. Bosh
    Ionian Sea (Cephalonia, Greece)
    Boeing 707-331B

  • March 3, 1972

    Mohawk Airlines Flight 405

    CA Robert McAdam, FO William E. Matthews
    Albany Airport, NY (ALB)
    Fairchild FH-227B

  • June 7, 1971

    Allegheny Flight 485

    CA David G. Eastridge
    New Haven Airport, CT (HVN)
    Convair 340/440


  • 1960s

  • November 19, 1969

    Mohawk Airlines Flight 411

    CA Raymond P. Hourihan, FO John P. Morrow
    Glenn Falls-Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport, NY (GFL)
    Fairchild FH-227B

  • September 9, 1969

    Allegheny Flight 853

    CA James M. Elrod, FO William E. Heckendorn
    Fairland, IN
    DC-9-31

  • June 26, 1969

    TWA Flight 5787

    CA Donald Sklarin, CA Harry D. Caines, Second Officer Frank J. Jonke
    Atlantic City International Airport, NJ
    Boeing 707-331C

  • January 6, 1969

    Allegheny Flight 737

    CA Wiliam I. Blanton, Jr., FO Ronald Lesiak
    Bradford Airport, PA (BFD)
    Convair 340/440

  • December 24, 1968

    Allegheny Flight 736

    CA Gary L. Mull, FO Richard B. Gardner
    Bradford Airport, PA (BFD)
    Convair CV-580

  • August 10, 1968

    Piedmont Airlines Flight 230

    CA Gene A. Sugg, FO John F. Messick
    Charleston, WV
    Fairchild FH-227B

  • November 20, 1967

    TWA Flight 128

    CA Charles L. Cochran, FO Robert P. Moyers, Flight Engineer Jerry L. Roades
    North of Covington-Greater Cincinnati Airport, KY
    Convair CV-880

  • June 23, 1967

    Mohawk Airlines Flight 40

    CA Charles E. Bullock, FO Troy E. Rudesill
    Blossburg, PA
    BAC One-Eleven 204AF

  • June 19, 1967

    Piedmont Airlines Flight 22

    CA Raymond F. Schulte, FO Thomas C. Conrad, Flight Engineer Lawrence C. Wilson
    Hendersonville, NC
    Boeing 727-22

  • March 9, 1967

    TWA Flight 553

    CA Karl B. Kohlsaat, FO Donald Binder
    Urbana, OH
    Douglas DC-9-15

  • March 5, 1967

    Lake Central Airlines Flight 527

    CA John W. Horn, FO Roger P. Skillman
    Marseilles, OH
    Convair CV-580

  • November 20, 1966

    Piedmont Airlines Flight PI101

    Pilot Joe Helsabeck, Copilot E. O. Adams
    New Bern Airport, NC
    Martin 4-0-4

  • November 8, 1965

    AA Flight 383

    CA David J. Teelin, CA William J. O'Neill, FE John T. LaVoie
    Cincinnati, OH
    Boeing 727-23

  • November 23, 1964

    TWA Flight 800

    FO William A. Slaughter, FE H. W. (Warren) Lowery
    Roma-Fiumicino Airport (FCO), Rome, Italy
    Boeing 707-331

  • July 2, 1963

    Mohawk Airlines Flight 112

    CA Richard M. Dennis, FO John W. Neff
    Rochester-Monroe County Airport, NY (ROC)
    Martin 4-0-4

  • March 1, 1962

    AA Flight 1

    CA James T. Heist, FO Michael Barna, Jr., SO Robert J. Pecor, FE Robert J. Cain
    Jamaica Bay, NY
    Boeing 707-123B

  • September 1, 1961

    TWA Flight 529

    CA James H. Sanders, FO Dale Tarrant, Flight Engineer James C. Newlin
    West of Chicago-Midway Airport, IL
    Lockheed L-1049 Constellation

  • January 28, 1961

    AA Flight Training Flight 1502

    CA Lloyd Reinhard, CA Robert Hinman, CA John Coyne, CA Herbert J. Thing, Jr., FE Harold Engh, FE Howard Loren Sturdy
    Montauk Point, NY
    Boeing 707-123

  • December 16, 1960

    TWA Flight 266

    CA David Wollam, FO Dean Bowen, Flight Engineer LeRoy Rosenthal
    Miller Army Air Station, NY
    Lockheed L-1049G Constellation


  • 1950s

  • December 1, 1959

    Allegheny Flight 371

    CA Thomas R. Goldsmith, Copilot George M. Bowers, Copilot Donald W. Tygert
    Williamsport-Lycoming County Airport, PA (IPT)
    Martin 2-0-2

  • November 24, 1959

    TWA Flight 595

    CA Claude Wilbert Helwig, FO Delmas Earl Watters, Flight Engineer Aerion Lyman Auge, Jr.
    Chicago-Midway Airport, IL (MDW)
    Lockheed L-1049H Super Constellation

  • October 30, 1959

    Piedmont Airlines Flight 349

    CA George Lavrinc, FO Bascom L. Haley
    Bucks Elbow Mountain, VA
    Douglas C-47A (DC 3)

  • August 15, 1959

    AA Flight 514

    CA Harry C. Job, CA Fred W. Jeberjahn, CA William T. Swain, FE Arthur Anderson, FE Edgar Allen Freeman
    Calverton-Peconic River Airport, NY (CTO)
    Boeing 707-123

  • June 26, 1959

    TWA Flight 891

    CA Jack Davis, CA Paul S. Grade, CA Harry L. Stanton (Relief Pilot), FO Frank W. Ellis, FE John W. Powell, FE Donald A. Lucke
    NW of Milano, Italy
    Lockheed L-1649A Starliner

  • February 3, 1959

    AA Flight 320

    CA Albert Hunt DeWitt
    New York-La Guardia Airport, NY (LGA)
    Lockheed L-188A Electra

  • June 30, 1956

    TWA Flight 2

    CA Jack S. Gandy, FO James Ritner, FE Forrest Breyfogle
    Grand Canyon, AZ
    Lockheed L-1049-54-80 Super Constellation

  • August 4, 1955

    AA Flight 476

    CA Hugh C. Barron, FO William G. Gates
    Fort Leonard Wood-Forney AAF, MO (TBN)
    Convair CV-240-0

  • March 20, 1955

    AA Flight 711

    FO Glen E. Walker
    Springfield Municipal Airport, MO (SGF)
    Convair CV-240-0

  • February 19, 1955

    TWA Flight 260

    CA Ivan Song, FO J.J. Creason
    NE of Albuquerque Municipal Airport, NM
    Martin 4-0-4

  • January 12, 1955

    TWA Flight 694

    CA James W. Quinn, FO Robert Childress
    W of Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport, KY
    Martin 2-0-2A

  • September 16, 1953

    AA Flight 723

    CA James W. Stentz, FO William John Schanken
    Albany Airport, NY (ALB)
    Convair CV-240-0

  • January 22, 1952

    AA Flight 6780

    CA Thomas J. Reid, FO Lawrence S. Ludicello
    Newark International Airport, NJ (EWR)
    Convair CV-240-0

  • September 4, 1950

    Robinson Airlines Flight 32

    CA Harold Leland Carter, FO Frank Albert Llewellyn
    Utica, NY
    Douglas DC-3-229

  • August 31, 1950

    TWA Flight 903

    CA Walton B. Webb, FO H. J. Hammitt, Navigator H. B. Hackett, FE Melvin C. House, FE H. J. Stiles, Radio Officer Jose Bernard
    Near Wadi Natrun, Egypt
    Lockheed L-749A Constellation


  • 1940s

  • August 8, 1947

    AA Ferry Flight C-47/DC-3C Military Conversion "Alpha" Research Aircraft

    CA William Alexander Davidson, FO Walter Richard Zundel
    New York-La Guardia Airport, NY (LGA) - Bowery Bay
    Douglas DC-3C

  • December 28, 1946

    AA Flight 2207

    CA Frank Mapes Ham, FO Harman Edwin Ring
    Michigan City, IN
    Douglas C-50A-DO (DC-3)

  • October 3, 1946

    American Overseas Airlines (International Flight)

    CA William R. Westerfield, FO Robert Beckman Lehr, Senior Nav John T. Tierney Jr., Junior Nav Jerome Lewis, FE Mark Spelar, Radio Operator James N. Berry
    Stephenville-Harmon AAB, NL (YJT), Canada
    Douglas C-54E-5-DO (DC-4)

  • August 25, 1946

    AA Flight 26

    CA McLemore Elder, CA William C. Stehle
    Ashland, MS
    Douglas C-47A (DC-3)

  • March 3, 1946

    AA Flight 6-103

    CA Samuel Edward Stoner, FO Emmett Edward Baker, CA Max Leonard Fife, FO LaMontagne (deadhead)
    Thing Mountain, CA
    Douglas DC-3-277B

  • February 23, 1945

    AA Flight 9

    CA James E. Stroud, FO Robert M. Brigman
    Rural Retreat, VA
    Douglas DC-3-277

  • January 10, 1945

    AA Flight 6001

    CA Joseph Russell McCauley, FO Robert Gaylord Eitner
    Burbank-Hollywood, CA
    Douglas DC-3-277B

  • June 20, 1944

    TWA Flight 277

    Pilot Roger Inman, Co-Pilot Disbrow Gill, Navigator David Reynolds, Flight Engineer Nordi Byrd, Radio Operator Eugene Summers
    NW of Millinocket, ME
    Douglas C-54A (DC-4)

  • February 10, 1944

    AA Flight 2

    CA Dale B. Francis, FO Raymond R. Majors
    SW of Memphis Airport, TN (Mississippi River)
    Douglas DC-3-277A

  • October 15, 1943

    AA Flight 63

    CA Dale F. Dryer, FO William J. Brand, CA Robert Alden Gay (deadhead)
    Centerville, TN
    Douglas DC-3-178

  • July 28, 1943

    AA Flight 63

    CA Harry A. Stiller, FO Robert M. McClure, CA Bayard A. Carpenter
    Trammel, KY
    Douglas DC-3-178

  • October 23, 1942

    AA Flight 28

    CA Charles Fred Pedley, FO Louis Frederick Reppert, Jr.
    Chino Canyon near Palm Springs, CA
    Douglas DC-3-178

  • October 30, 1941

    AA Flight 1

    CA David I. Cooper, FO Richard L. Owens
    Lawrence Station, Ontario
    Douglas DC-3-277B


  • 1930s

  • January 14, 1936

    AA Trip 1

    CA Marshall, Co-Pilot Greenland
    Goodwin, AR
    Douglas DC-2-120