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FedEx Express Releases Additional Information Regarding FedEx Express Flight 80

March 22, 2009

Memphis, Tenn. (March 23, 2009) — FedEx Express Flight number 80, an MD-11F, was involved in an accident early Monday morning (local time) en route from Guangzhou, China to Narita, Japan with two crew members on board. The accident occurred upon landing. We are sad to report that there were no survivors.

“We extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of these crew members,” said Frederick W. Smith, chairman, president and chief executive officer, FedEx Corporation.  “This loss pains all of us at FedEx.  Right now our focus is on doing everything we can to assist the family and those affected at this difficult time.”

Following are the names and information about the two crew members on board Flight 80:

  • Captain Kevin Kyle Mosley, 54, joined FedEx Express on May 1, 1996.
    • Hometown: Hillsboro, Oregon
    • Total career flight hours: 12,800
  • First Officer Anthony Stephen Pino, 49, joined FedEx Express on July 10, 2006.
    • Hometown: San Antonio, Texas
    • Total career flight hours: 6,300

We will continue to work closely with the applicable local authorities and the NTSB as we seek to determine the cause of this tragic accident.

The families of the crewmembers of Flight 80 have requested privacy during this very difficult time.  Any media inquiries about Flight 80 and its crew should be directed to FedEx Media Relations at 901-434-8100.  Updates will also be posted on our newsroom at news.fedex.com.

About FedEx Corporation

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