Saturday, May 16, 2009

Eastern Airlines Flight 401 Tribute Group Commences The Ground Work for a Video Documentary Production

Surviving Eastern Flight 401 Flight Attendant Mercedes V. Ruiz points out to Journalist Christina Xuarez a picture on the screen taken of her and the cabin flight crew days before the crash of Flight 401
Honorary Committee member Catherine Smallwood briefs Journalist Christina Xuarez on the details of the Lockheed L-1011 and the points of the "chain of events" which resulted in the crash of Flight 401
Shown from left to right: Ron Infantino, surviving passenger, Beverly Rasposa, surviving Flight Attendant, Journalist Christina Xuarez and surviving Flight Attendant Mercedes V. Ruiz
Miami, Florida 16th May 2009: Having conducted their 11th production meeting, the Eastern Airline Flight 401 Tribute Group had the pleasure of the presence of Journalist Christina Xuarez who has taken a keen interest in the "Story" of Flight 401. She will be closely working with the group to establish a documentary video. Christina and her TV producers are planning to have a TV production ready for airing toward the end of the year so as to coincide with the anniversary of the crash 29th December.
During the next few months Christina will be coordinating the arrival of photographer and video crews to arrive into Miami so as to visit the crash site, interview the survivors and commence to collect footage for production. This marks the Eastern Flight 401 Group first steps in going worldwide by the incorporation of media. Christina bring a level of energy and media expertise that would add yet another level of ability to the group.

1 comment:

  1. I have been intrigued with Eastern 401 since I watched the made for TV movie Ghost of Flight 401. With the anniversary of the crash I began for the first time in 30 years reading about the crash on Google searches. What suprises me from today's readings, is that only 2, Pat Ghyssels & Stephanie Stanich of the 11 stewardess' perished (included in the 11 is Jennifer Larsen, the in flight exec rep.)Compared to the percentage of passenger fatalities, the survival of the stewardess was extremely high. I'm happy for their survival, but it puzzles me why their survival percentage was so much higher. Has anyone come up with a reason for this high survival percentage in this crash? I cannot find anything on Google and have not seen the Ghost of Flight 401 for over 30 years. Gene at