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LOCAL 1224's STATEMENT: Pilot Union Responds to Atlas Air Plane Crash in Houston Area


February 23, 2019 -- Captain Daniel C. Wells, Atlas Air captain and president of the Airline Professionals Association, Teamsters Local 1224, released the following statement on the Atlas Air plane crash today outside of Houston. Teamsters Local 1224 members flying for Atlas were on the flight.

“Our union stands together as a family and in support of our members’ families. Our focus is on our friends and colleagues who were on that plane, and we are doing everything we can to support their families.”

“Teamsters Local 1224 representatives are already on the ground supporting this investigation. We also thank the first responders who rushed to the scene to help.”

The Airline Professionals Association, Teamsters Local Union No. 1224 represents pilots and flight crewmembers from ten airlines operating across the country: ABX Air, Allegiant Air, Atlas Air, Cape Air, Horizon Air Industries Inc., Kalitta Charters II, Miami Air International, Omni Air International, Silver Airways and Southern Air. Visit for more information.