Families remember those lost in crash of Flight 5481

Families remember those lost in crash of Flight 5481

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Families remember those lost in crash of Flight 5481

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by CLEVE R. WOOTSON JR. / Charlotte Observer

WCNC.com

Posted on January 8, 2013 at 1:53 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Ten years after US Airways Express Flight 5481 crashed into a hangar at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport, surviving family members gathered to remember the 21 people aboard, who all died in the crash.

Mourners left red, yellow and white roses at the memorial on Hangar Road, which lists the names of the people killed.

“January 8, 2003 is a day that none of us family and friends will ever forget,” said Capt. Josh Bosley, who said his cousin planned to marry the pilot of the flight, Katie Leslie.

After the crash on Jan. 8, 2003, federal investigators concluded the plane was doomed by sloppy maintenance, improper weight distribution and poor federal oversight.

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