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Wed, Apr 28, 2010

Northwest Flight 253 Flight Attendants Honored For Christmas Day Actions

AFA-CWA Bestows Flight Crew With C.B. Lansing Award for Heroism

The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA) honored the eight Detroit-based flight attendants who successfully thwarted a terrorist attack onboard Northwest flight 253 on December 25, 2009 with the prestigious C.B. Lansing Award for Heroism at the annual AFA-CWA Board of Directors meeting Monday.

"A catastrophe was averted on Christmas day because of the professionalism of the flight attendants on Northwest flight 253," said Patricia Friend, AFA-CWA International President. "Their quick responses were nothing short of heroic as they identified and mobilized the necessary resources on board and saved the lives of 290 passengers and crew. They exemplify what it means to be a flight attendant in 2010, a front-line safety and security professional."

The C.B. Lansing Memorial Award was established following the tragic and heroic events aboard Aloha Airlines flight 243 on April 28, 1988 when Aloha flight attendants faced a sudden and serious aircraft incident. C.B. Lansing did not survive the incident; however her fellow flight attendants persevered, rendering life-saving first aid in-flight as they planned for an emergency landing.

"On the eve of the anniversary of the heroism of C.B. Lansing and the Aloha crew, we honor our fellow flight attendants for their service to the flight attendant profession and once again reminding the public of our true mission," said Friend (below).

The award is not an annual presentation and is presented to a crew or crewmember who displays heroism beyond the call of duty. There have been seven prior recipients of this honor in the history of AFA-CWA.

FMI: www.afanet.org.

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