Survivor of airline crash to discuss her shift from victim to advocate


Airline-crash survivor Kendra St. Charles will present a lecture titled “Out of the Flames: A Personal Journey from Victim to Advocate” at 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 20, in the Taylor Institute, Polsky 567.

In 1992, St. Charles was aboard Cleveland-bound USAir Flight 405 when it crashed on takeoff from New York LaGuardia. At UA, she will discuss her role as a victim and an advocate for airline passengers.

The talk is free and open to the public.

The Center for Emergency Management and Homeland Security Policy Research and the International Association of Emergency Managers are sponsors. Direct questions to Robert M. Schwartz, director of the center, at 330-972-8015 or