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Pinnacle Airlines

February 13, 2009 11:27 ET

Colgan Air, Inc. Releases Additional Information Regarding Flight 3407

AMHERST, NY--(Marketwire - February 13, 2009) - Colgan Air, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Pinnacle Airlines Corp. (NASDAQ: PNCL), has released additional information about Continental Connection flight 3407.

The flight was operating from Newark Liberty International Airport to Buffalo Niagara International Airport when it was involved in an accident outside Buffalo Niagara Airport at about 10:20 PM EST Thursday (Feb.12). This flight was operated by Colgan Air.

Preliminary information indicates that the flight carried 44 passengers and a crew of four. There was also an off-duty Colgan Air crewmember aboard, bringing the number of individuals to 49.

"We are greatly saddened by this accident," said Philip H. Trenary, President & CEO of Pinnacle Airlines Corp., parent company of Colgan Air. "Our prayers are extended to the family and loved ones of those aboard flight 3407 and those affected on the ground. Please know that we will commit all needed resources to assist the NTSB's investigation of this accident and work to ensure that a tragedy such as this does not occur again."

Following are the names of crewmembers on flight 3407:

--  Captain Marvin Renslow joined Colgan on September 9, 2005.
--  First Officer Rebecca Shaw joined Colgan on January 16, 2008.
--  Flight Attendant Matilda Quintero joined Colgan on May 28, 2008.
--  Flight Attendant Donna Prisco joined Colgan on May 28, 2008.
--  Captain Joseph Zuffoletto, an off-duty crewmember aboard flight 3407,
    joined Colgan on September 19, 2005.

Flight 3407 was operated using a Dash 8 Q400 aircraft. This aircraft was manufactured on April 12, 2008 and was placed into service by Colgan that month.

A toll-free number has been established for families and friends of those on flight 3407. That number is 800-621-3263. Only family members and friends should call this number.

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About Pinnacle Airlines Corp.

Pinnacle Airlines Corp. (NASDAQ: PNCL), an airline holding company, is the parent company of Pinnacle Airlines, Inc. and Colgan Air, Inc. Pinnacle Airlines, Inc. operates a fleet of 142 regional jets in the United States, Canada, the Bahamas, Mexico, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Turks and Caicos Islands as Northwest Airlink and Delta Connection. Colgan Air, Inc. operates a fleet of 51 regional turboprops as Continental Connection, United Express and US Airways Express. Pinnacle Airlines Corp. operating units fly over 1,000 daily flights and transport 13 million passengers a year to 144 cities and towns in North America. The corporate headquarters is located in Memphis, Tennessee. Airport hub operations are located in Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, Newark, Washington Dulles, Houston, LaGuardia, Memphis and Minneapolis. Visit for more information.

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