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OVERSEAS NATIONAL AIRWAYS CREW WEB

OVERSEAS NATIONAL AIRWAYS HISTORY BY FRED COX CREW FRIENDSHIP REUNION WEBSITE FIRST PUBLISHED JULY 16, 2000

Contributor to
ONA Crew Magic!

Convertible
DC-8-55
Flagship
Contender

UACI 747
Saudi colors
June 1979 -
Febr 1981

Douglas
DC-8-55F
N851F,
Flagship Resurgence

Electra
L-188C N182H

DC-7B N953P
Oakland AP 1967

DC-8-55
Travis AFB,
CA 1969

DC-8 Zurich
Switzerland
July 1975

Steedman accepting
first DC-10

ONA AUTHORS




US WORLDWIDE


BURGA RATTI

CECELIA OVERTHROW McCLOY

MARLIESE BERGER EDELMAN
with
MARIA STALLINGS

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HEIDI MOSER



Hello ONA, ONA has a special place in my heart!
I flew with ONA from 1973-78. Flying out of New York, 
I remember well all the great ONA experiences. Paris, 
Amsterdam, London, Rome, Athens! Then the Hadj flights 
for 5 years and so on. Thanks to you Cecilia Overthrow 
for having hired me, thanks to Marliese Berger for all 
your kindness and help throughout my ONA years and 
thanks to all ONA people for my great experiences.
 
My life changed forever the day I got hired with ONA 
in LA in 1973. 

I am presently flying with United Airlines. My first 
flight attendant experiences with ONA and the 6 years 
following are an extraordinary memory in my life. 
My F/A number was 19667 and my training flight was in 
May 1973, to Paris with a 3 day lay-over, wow, I 
thought I had gone to heaven!

After all the past years, Burga found me. 
She emailed and called me one day out of the blue and 
told me about the ONA website, where I am finding news 
about the ONA people that stay in touch. 

Thank you Burga.

To all at ONA, I wish you happiness and hope to
hear from you!


HEIDI MOSER # 217 hired in 1973
JFK BIRD STRIKE 1975

Charie Mott´s photo

I was on board that flight; the DC-10 on November 1975. 
I was sitting at door 3/R right behind the O/W exit, 
alone in the row. My handbag laying next to me, with 
everything in it but the kitchen sink, it was packed 
for possibly 2 months, going to fly our yearly Hadj 
flights to Saudi Arabia.. Oh god I remember ! We were 
on the runway, almost ready to lift off…. then that 
loud "BANG"!!! Right after that, there were scary big 
flames pounding against my window. The plane kept 
rolling for an eternity it seemed, then turning sharply 
and then stopping. I pulled open my seatbelt and jumped 
up. Not thinking of my bag I ran across to the left exit 
that was open. All that was to see was thick and black 
smoke coming my way. The door at 4/L was open, where I 
ran to and exited. I remember arriving at the bottom of 
the slide, loosing one of my shoes and then stumbling 
over big, hurtful and pointed rocks and I ran and ran 
away from the plane along the runway. At some point I 
looked back with pain in my heart not knowing where all 
my flying partners and passengers were that were on board. 

I ran to the group of people that were standing together 
way out on the runway. Shortly after, a bus arrived, 
which drove us to the Holiday-Inn, where we all 
frantically looked for each other. With great relieve 
we found each other and we all were ok. Thanks for the 
great job of our Captain, we all survived.


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