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Press Release: AMFA Dispatches SWA Accident Investigation Team Representatives
Apr 17, 2018

For Immediate Release

Bret Oestreich, National Director
(720) 744-6628

April 17, 2018 – The reported accident on Southwest Flight #1380 from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Dallas Love Field (DAL) and was diverted to Philadelphia (PHL) has prompted the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) to dispatch Accident Investigation Team (AIT) Representatives. Our AIT Representatives are currently in route to PHL and we are maintaining constant communication with them to support their activity during this investigation.

AMFA AIT Representatives will work with Southwest Airlines and potentially as a party with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigation team from Washington, DC to determine probable cause. The goal of AMFA in assisting the NTSB with this investigative process is to find the exact cause of this most recent event via thorough examination with our expertise and to identify solutions to prevent it from occurring in the future.

AMFA would like to extend our utmost compassion to the passengers and crew of Flight #1380.


The Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association is a craft oriented, independent aviation union representing licensed and unlicensed technicians and related employees actively involved in the aviation industry. These technician and related employees work directly on aircraft and/or components, support equipment, and facilities. AMFA is committed to elevating the professional standing of technicians and to achieving progressive improvements in wages, benefits, and working conditions of the skilled craftsmen and women it represents. For more information about AMFA visit www.amfanational.org.

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