Statement of United Airlines about its two plane crashes:
United Airlines has now confirmed that two of its aircraft have
— UA 93, a Boeing 757 aircraft, departed from Newark, N.J. at
8:01 a.m. local time, bound for San Francisco, with 38 passengers
on board, two pilots, five flight attendants.
— UA 175, a Boeing 767 aircraft, departed from Boston at 7:58
a.m. local time, bound for Los Angeles, with 56 passengers on
board, two pilots and seven flight attendants.
United has confirmed it will dispatch a team to Johnstown, Pa.,
as soon as possible to assist, in every way possible, with the
investigation and to provide assistance to the family members.
"Our thoughts are with the passengers, employees and family
members of those involved. Today's events are a tragedy and our
prayers are with everyone at this time," said James E. Goodwin,
Goodwin said United is working with all the relevant authorities
involved in today's events and will provide further information as
soon as it is available.
Friends or family members who want more information about UA 93
or UA 175 should contact 1-800-932-8555. United also will post any
information it has on its Web site, www.united.com.