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USAir releases partial passenger list from downed jet

NEW YORK -- USAir Monday released the names of the four crew members and a partial list of the passengers on board Flight 405, the doomed commuter jet that crashed on takeoff Sunday during a snowstorm at LaGuardia Airport.

Twenty-six people were killed and 22 miraculously survived the Fokker F-28's flaming crash as the Cleveland-bound jet never made it off the runway.

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Five passengers who got on in Jacksonville, Fla., remained on board in New York for the flight to Cleveland, while 42 others boarded at LaGuardia, USAir officials said.

The plane's pilot, Capt. Wallace Mujer, of Marietta, Ga., and flight attendant Janice King, of Gilbert, S.C., were killed.

Co-pilot John Rachuba, of Charlotte, N.C., and flight attendant Debra Taylor, of Virginia Beach, Va., survived and were hospitalized with serious injuries.

USAir released the names of 23 passengers who died and 21 who survived the crash.

The list of the deceased included the following Ohio residents: Nan and William Beckwith, of Hudson; Dean Gray, of Wakeman; Syres Holder, of Cleveland; Joseph and Marilyn Irvin, of North Olmstead; Steve Leopold, of Cleveland; Nancy Mehas, of Novelty; and Thoral and Virginia Mitchell, of Solon.

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Also killed were three Germans, Roland Mayer, Rolf Herzinger, and Eckard Saeftal; A. Davison, of Buenos Aires, Argentina; and Thomas Mikuta, Cos Cob, Conn.

Hometowns were not given for the following victims: Dr. Fr. Forshewn; Michael Mould; Jennifer Paloci; David and Karen Porcelli; John Stanko; Sally Steward; and Dr. Douglas Umstead.NEWLN: ------

Survivors included Y. Abdelsamed; William Blair; James Block; Joan Forshewn; Kathryn Gray, of Wakeman, Ohio; Richard Lawson; Bob Main; Connie and Tom Merrill, of Norwalk, Ohio; Denis Miller; Yasser Morsi; Sid Nudelman; Michael Richards; Clay Richter, of Chagrin Fall, Ohio; Helen and Ronald Ross, of Gates Mill, Ohio; Ann Sacknitz, of San Francisco; Bart Simon, of Shaker Heights, Ohio; Robert Spear, Fairfield, Conn.; Kendra St. Charles, of Akron, Ohio; and one person identified only by the last name Paulenich.

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