YOON-HYE LEE Asiana Airlines steward on plane that crashed on landing. She was the last person to leave the burning plane. Before leaving she helped passengers to the exit - even carrying some on her back. She attended them on the ground offering help and was an inspiration of strength and calm.
American Airlines flight attendant Betty Ong outside her apartment in Andover, Massachusetts. (Photo: Courtesy of the Ong family) Betty Ong, a flight attendant aboard Flight 11, had the presence of mind to call American Airlines when things started to turn horrible, and stayed on the phone with the company’s ground crew for more than twenty minutes. Ong’s voice was hauntingly calm at the outset, even as she relayed the crisis in progress—“The cockpit is not answering; somebody’s stabbed…
Todd Morgan Beamer (November 24, 1968 – September 11, 2001) was a passenger aboard United Airlines Flight 93 which was hijacked as part of the September 11 attacks in 2001. He was one of the passengers who attempted to foil the hijacking and reclaim the aircraft, which crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
helen richey (1909 – 1947) was a pioneering female aviator ... she was the first woman to be hired as a pilot by a commercial airline in the united states ... the first woman sworn in to pilot air mail and was one of the first female flight instructors