Two U.S. Airline Fatalities in 2010; Not 'No Fatalities' as Reported by USA TODAY

Jan 24, 2011, 12:54 ET from Independent Pilots Association

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Jan. 24, 2011  /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last Friday (January 21) USA TODAY ran a page one story headlined “No U.S. airline fatalities in 2010.”  This is not correct.  UPS – the eighth largest U.S. airline – lost its Flight 6 on September 3, 2010, killing Captain Doug Lampe and First Officer Matt Bell.

UPS Flight 6 was a fully laden Boeing 747-400 flying from Dubai International Airport to Cologne Bonn Airport.  UPS Flight 6 had departed Dubai International, but returned, crashing in an unpopulated area near the airport.  The accident was the first fatal accident involving UPS Airlines.

The Independent Pilots Association represents the 2,767 pilots at the UPS.

SOURCE Independent Pilots Association