CINCINNATI, Aug. 28, 2006 -- Comair plans to release the passenger manifest for Flight 5191 after conferring with family members to ensure the protection of their privacy. The family notification process has been completed -- including notifying families of international customers -- and Comair/Delta Care Team members now are seeking permission from individual families to publicly release the identities of their loved ones.
As required, Comair has provided the passenger manifest to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and is fully cooperating with the agency as the investigation continues. Out of respect for our customers´ privacy, only with permission from the families will Comair release the names of passengers on board. The airline is working to complete this process as quickly as possible.
The Comair/Delta Care Team is expanding its assistance today to family members and loved ones of the passengers and crew. More than 100 employee volunteers have been dispatched from around the system to personally attend to the needs of families and loved ones. These volunteers are in addition to the approximately 50 Care Team members dispatched Sunday, shortly after it was learned that that Flight 5191 had been involved in an accident near Lexington Blue Grass Airport.
Established in 1996, the Care Team provides assistance in the event of an aircraft accident. More than 1,200 volunteers from across the company are readily available to provide support for the loved ones of passengers and crew.
Care Team volunteers do all possible to assist families, including, but not limited to:
- Purchasing incidentals that survivors or family members might need.
- Working closely with the mental health professionals coordinated by the American Red Cross or other applicable agency.
- Coordinating communication between hospitals, medical examiner's officials and families.
- Accompanying survivors and families to daily briefings by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).