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Overseas National Airways Crew Friendship Site
OVERSEAS NATIONAL AIRWAYS HISTORY BY FRED COX CREW FRIENDSHIP REUNION WEBSITE FIRST PUBLISHED JULY 16, 2000

Convertible
DC-8-55
Flagship
Contender

UACI 747
Saudi colors
June 1979 -
Febr 1981

Douglas
DC-8-55F
N851F,
Flagship Resurgence

Electra
L-188C N182H

DC-7B N953P
Oakland AP 1967

DC-8-55
Travis AFB,
CA 1969

DC-8 Zurich
Switzerland
July 1975

Steedman accepting
first DC-10

ONA CABIN CREW UNIFORMS


OVERSEAS NATIONAL AIRWAYS CREW WEB

AMAZING ONA CREW! MEET CHARLIE MOTT! AMAZING ONA CREW! MEET CHARLIE MOTT! AMAZING ONA CREW! MEET CHARLIE MOTT! AMAZING ONA CREW! MEET CHARLIE MOTT!

I sat inside that burning airplane
moments ago ...


Charlie Mott and crewmembers
escaped the burning airplane.

CHARLIE MOTT

On ONA Flight 032
Charlie´s photos of DC-10 JFK 1975 accident.
Charlie on the photos by the burning plane.
On third photo by Ken Zask, Charlie and two
more crew members are running away from the plane.
ONA Flight 032 left the gate at 12:56 EST for a ferry 
flight to Jeddah via Frankfurt. The passengers were all 
ONA employees. The aircraft taxied to runway 13R and 
commenced take-off at 13:10. Shortly after accelerating 
through 100 knots, but before reaching the V1 speed, a 
flock of birds were seen to rise from the runway. The 
aircraft struck many birds and the take-off was rejected. 
Bird strikes had damaged the no. 3 engine's fan blades, 
causing rotor imbalance. Fan-booster stage blades began 
rubbing on the epoxy micro balloon shroud material; 
pulverized material then entered into the engine's 
HPC area, ignited and caused the compressor case to 
separate. A fire erupted in the right wing and no. 3 
engine pylon. The aircraft couldn't be stopped on the 
runway. The pilot-in-command steered the aircraft off 
the runway onto taxiway Z at a 40 knots speed. The main 
undercarriage collapsed and the aircraft came to rest 
against the shoulder of the taxiway. The successful 
evacuation may be partially attributed to the fact that 
nearly all passengers were trained crew members.
Excerpt from 
Aviation Safety Network

ONA NEW YORK OCTOBER 2003 CREW REUNION




Marliese Berger-Edelman, Barbara McGowan-Ahern and Pat Nixon


Ginette Kayser and George Castrissiades


Ingrid Mjornell Hinckley, Sam Rogers, Marliese Berger Edelman
and Sigrid Glemnitz White Kornacher



Marilyn White Doolittle and Inge Brandenburg Castrissiades


Jack Hogan, Ginette Kayser and George Flavell


Margareta Nisser, Lillemor Ostlund and Anna-Liisa Wallin
Margareta and Anna-Liisa were also reunion organizers.
Lillemor travelled from Helsingborg Sweden to New York and reunion!


Nettie Miller and Lillemor - Nettie travelled from San Fransisco
to come to reunion!


Pam Greene McClune - reunion organizer, Roy Boe and Betty Broderick Boe


Cecilia Overthrow-McCloy and Dave McCloy


Ras Nielsen, Britt Herland-Silverthorn and Pat Kineen-Van Dekamp


Chris Krippene and Fred Joseph


Tom Ahern, Chris Krippene and Helen Holst


Cathy Cahill, Sandy Marx-Van Curan and Barbara Stephen


Camille Russo Smart, Paul Witting and Kathy Grandin Gursel


Susanne Janet-Rhodes, Judy Chin-Hom, Benita Leung-Noto and Milt Marshall


Camille Russo-Smart and Tina Johansson - Stephens


Maureen Hanna and husband


Britt Larsson Antonaccio and Johanna Heinrich Derda Echols


Barbara Stephen, Phil Geraldi and Gerda Johnson


Inge Brandenburg Castrissiades and Clare Burt
SOS CHILDREN VILLAGES - SHARE YOUR ABUNDANCE

IN FOND AND LOVING REMEMBRANCE OF ALL FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES WHO ARE NO LONGER WITH US