Crew members to be remembered

Most of the information contained within this posting is obtained from the Civil Aeronautics Board report of September 10, 1963.

Robert Parker, Port Washington, Long Island, New York

First Officer Robert W. Parker, age 27, had a total of 2,430 flying hours, of which 350 were in an L-1049 type aircraft. He held a valid airman certificate No. 1421814 with commercial airplane single and multiengine land and instrument privileges. His initial check in L-1049H aircraft was on May 16, 1962. His last FAA physical examination was passed on August 10, 1962. He had flown 184.3 hours in the last 90 days, 65.8 hours in the last 30 days and arrived in Gander at 0757 on September 22, 1962, the day prior to the flight. He had 33 hours of rest prior to the flight.

 

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Jacqueline Brotman, Moline, Illinois

Stewardess Jacqueline L. Brotman, age 24, was hired on July 17,1962. She had approximately three years prior experience with other airlines. She completed ground school on July 19, 1962 , but her records indicated no wet ditching drill. She had flown 162.5 hours in the last 90 days, 43.1 hours in September; and had over three days of rest prior to departing Newark at 0900 on September 23.

In the caption to her photo to the right, her father said, “She set her heart on a flying career.”

 

Ruth Mudd

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Stewardess Ruth Mudd, age 24, was hired on August 6, 1962. She had three and one-half years of previous experience with MATS (Military Air Transport System). She completed ground school on August 18, 1962. She completed ground school in August 18, 1962, and her last wet ditching drill was on August 1962. She had flown 134.8 hours in the last 90 days; 69.5 hours in September; and had over two days’ rest prior to departing Newark at 0900 on September 23.

In the caption to her photo on the right, it says “She had decided to give up flying and was on her last trip.”

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About Fred Caruso

Survivor of the crash of Flying Tiger 923. at night, at sea, 500 miles off the west coast of Ireland, with 28 deaths and 48 survivors, September 23, 1962.
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2 Responses to Crew members to be remembered

  1. Jerry Morley says:

    Sad, but it is a fascinating story, I look forward to each contribution
    Thank you Fred

  2. Carol Hansen says:

    Hi Fred Thanks for keeping me updated on all the information you obtain.
    Have you heard anything about Betty Sims, our chief stewardess?

    Carol Gould Hansen

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