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Air Midwest Commuter Plane Crashes in Charlotte, N.C.

January 8, 2003

Air Midwest Commuter Plane Crashes in Charlotte, N.C.
A US Airways Express/Air Midwest commuter plane with 19 people and two crew members on board crashed into a US Airways hangar at the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport in Charlotte, N.C. at approximately 9:00 a.m. this morning. There were no survivors.

According to, US Airways Express/Air Midwest Flight 5481 took off around 8:45 a.m. bound for the Greenville-Spartanburg Jetport in Greenville, S.C. The airplane could not maintain altitude and came down on its back.

The Charlotte-Douglas International Airport immediately closed after the crash, but has since reopened. Air traffic conditions are returning to normal after delays were seen at airports throughout the southeast this morning.

Those searching for information about possible passengers on the flight are asked to call 800-679-8215.

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