Accomplishments

January 20, 1995: Flight 427 Air Disaster Support League was incorporated as a non-profit organization.

January 23, 1995: Surviving family members were invited to the NTSB hearings in Washington, DC.

March 1995: Chairman Jim Hall of the NTSB met with family members in Pittsburgh to provide an update of the investigation into the crash of Flight 427.

June 8, 1995: The National Air Disaster Alliance was formed in Pittsburgh.

June 20, 1995: Family members met with Secretary of Transportation Pena, NTSB Chairman Jim Hall and other government representatives in Washington, DC.

July 21, 1995: Families sponsored a picnic to give thanks to the many volunteers who gave their assistance following the crash.

August 2, 1995: A second meeting was held in Washington DC with the Department of Transportation and Airline representatives.

September 8, 1995: League sponsored the First Anniversary ceremonies.

November 1995: Families attended the second NTSB hearings held in Springfield, VA.

December 8, 1995: Representatives of League attended a meeting in Houston, TX with Continental Airlines to discuss the Leagues ideas.

April 1996: Palm Sunday services were held at Sewickley Cemetery.

June 19, 1996: House Aviation Subcommittee Meeting discussed the Families Bill

August 1996: Summer picnic was held for 427 ADSL members.

September 9, 1996: President Bill Clinton signed into law the Federal Family Assistance Plan for Aviation Disasters while many of our League members looked on. One of our League’s main goals was met that day.

May 31, 1997: Third annual family picnic was held in the Harmar Shelter in North Park. It rained heavily throughout the day, but the picnic was well attended and certainly a lot of fun.

April 5, 1998: Our Palm Sunday service was held at Sewickley Cemetery. Over 50 family members and friends braved the somewhat chilly spring air to attend this wonderful service and over 35 people joined us for brunch afterwards.

June 7, 1998: The annual family picnic was held.

September 6, 1998: We had a wonderful turnout at our Fourth Anniversary Service at Sewickley Cemetery, with over 120 people attending. The Reverend Lisa McCauley led the service.

March 23, 1999: The final NTSB hearing on the cause of the crash of USAir Flight 427 was held at the L’Enfant Plaza Hotel in Washington, DC.

September, 1999: The League purchased the crash site and transferred the title to Pine Creek Land Conservation Trust. This was another one of the League’s main goals.

April 15, 2000: A Dedication Service was held at the crash site for the blessing of the hallowed ground and a dedication of the stone monument.