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Mesaba Airlines

Corporate Information

Registered to do business as: The carrier has corporate offices in Eagan, Minn. and a total of 2,414 employees, including 544 pilots-in-charge, 471 other pilots and 621 flight attendants.
Source: FAA Air Operators database, last updated Jan 4, 2010; Regional Airline Association 2009 Annual Report

Safety Record, 2002-2009

Onboard fatalitiesNone
Accidents5
Other reported incidents4
Accidents resulting in serious onboard injuryNone
Serious accidents per billion passenger miles
Serious accidents are those that resulted in at least one serious onboard injury.
Source: Investigative Reporting Workshop analysis of BTS annual traffic statistics, NTSB accident data

June 2009 Traffic Summary

Departures18,146
Passengers666,950
Average Seats50.7
Source: Investigative Reporting Workshop analysis of Bureau of Transportation Statistics T100 domestic carriers systemwide segment database

Incident/Accident History

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TypeLocationDateFatalitiesSerious injuries
Accident Tupelo, Miss.
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July 16, 2002 0 1
Accident Charleston, W.Va.
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July 21, 2002 0 0
Incident Detroit, Mich.
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Sept. 4, 2002 0 0
Accident Minneapolis, Minn.
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Nov. 12, 2003 0 0
Accident Romulus, Mich.
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Feb. 24, 2004 0 0
Incident Oklahoma City, Okla.
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June 10, 2005 0 0
Accident Alpena, Mich.
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March 13, 2006 0 0
Incident Minneapolis, Minn.
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April 24, 2008 0 0
Incident Traverse City, Mich.
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July 30, 2009 0 0
Source: National Transportation Safety Board accident database system (ADMS2000), last updated Jan 1, 2010