AFA Commends Heroic Flight Attendants On Flight 1492

The Association of Flight Attendants – CWA (AFA), representing 50,000 Flight Attendants at 20 airlines, mourns the loss of Flight Attendant Maxim Moiseyev who died on the burning Aeroflot 1492 aircraft while trying to save lives. AFA President Sara Nelson released the following statement on the accident:

Our hearts are with the crew and passengers of Aeroflot 1492. We offer deep condolences for the loved ones of the 41 people who died, and especially for the family and friends of our colleague Maxim Moiseyev. We know he died while working desperately to save lives and together with the rest of his crew 37 people survived this horrific incident. He did save lives and he will be remembered as a hero.

Flight Attendants are aviation’s first responders. Flight Attendant Tatyana Kasatkina ‘grabbed passengers by the collar’ to evacuate people as quickly as possible. The crew were all heroes and our union will honor their action through official recognition. We offer them any support we may give as they grapple with this tragic event. We will also ensure their horrific experience and the lessons from it are never forgotten.