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FedEx Express Flight 80

March 23, 2009

By now you may have heard or seen reports that FedEx Express Flight 80 (MD-11) from Guangzhou to Narita was involved in a major incident upon landing. The incident occurred at about 2200Z, Sunday, March 22 (5 pm CST; just before 7 a.m. local time at Narita). Two crew members were onboard.

Sadly, I have to share the terrible news that our flight crew did not survive. The loss pains all of us at FedEx. Our deepest sympathies go out to the family and friends of our crew. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

The cause of the incident is under investigation by authorities. A FedEx team is on its way to Japan as we seek to determine the cause of this tragic incident.

Thank you for your support as we work through this situation.


    Tessa Zich says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the crew members. This is truly a tragic loss for our FedEx family and the world in general.

    Bianca Wong says:

    This has been an unusual day for those of us in Japan. What I have experienced today is our strength as a team – to keep the operations going, to ensure things are in control, to obtain clear alignments. It has been a long day, a difficult day, but I also believe that our ability and spirits will take us to future heights of success.

    Our hearts go to the friends and families of the two pilots.

    Charles R Matlock III says:

    Such very sad news to hear during these troubled times. My condolences to the crew member’s loved one’s and to the FedEx family as a whole.

    Bill Nelder says:

    As a retired Senior ramp manager at DXB i wish to add my condolences to family of crew on flight 80.
    Bill Nelder

    Craig Eaton says:

    Kevin Mosley was a childhood friend of mine and my brother. We played sand lot baseball often and had a lot of fun together. Kevin was a great pitcher and pitched for our state champion Hillsboro Spartan High School baseball team. Kevin was a funny guy and very quick witted. Very high spirited and positive. Very energetic. I can remember when he began learning to fly when he was a teenager. He always loved airplanes. And, I heard that he loved his job at FedEx.

    Maj Kris Rowe says:

    My family and myself are saddened by the loss of the men. Our thoughts and prayers are with the famlies and friends at this time.

    our prayers are with the families of the crew.

    Cory Patterson says:

    With all that is going on in the world today it is unfortunate that a situation like this has to happen for us to be reminded things could be worse. Please keep the families of these pilots that died today in your thoughts and prayers.

    Scott W. Gleason says:

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends, and co-workers of the 2 crew members of FedEx Express Flight 80.

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    Constance A. Russell says:

    Prayers and concerns go out to the families and
    friends of the Flight 80 Crew.

    Anita says:

    I’m just writing to say.. How sad I’m to hear of the loss of your crew members.. May god be with their family’s along with the fedex family!

    Anita Jepson
    Flight Attendant

    Matthew Pulaski says:

    I am very sorry to hear about the loss of flight 80. My prayers go out to the family of the lost crew members that were on the flight.

    Matthew Pulaski

    Wayne Specht says:

    My prayers are offered on behalf of the crew members and their families.
    May God bless and keep them all.

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