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ACCESS participates in Red Cross drill

ACCESS participates and evaluates a full-scale simulation drill of an aviation crash in water at the San Francisco International Airport

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The concept of ACCESS is brilliant

Marion  lost her daughter on American Airlines Flight 77 on 9/11

“…sharing our grief with others who had been there really did make a difference and helped us to heal.”

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6th Annual Hearts, Clubs & Aces

ACCESS held its 6th Annual Hearts, Clubs & Aces Golf Tournament, Dinner and Silent/Live Auction at StoneTree Golf Club in Marin, CA.

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ACCESS Training Program – San Francisco

Kelly lost her mother, brother, sister and brother-in-law in a private plane crash. Diane lost her husband, Kellys brother Kevin, and in-laws in the same crash. Diane and Kelly called ACCESS after their tragic losses. Now they are trained Volunteer Grief Mentors using their hard-earned knowledge to provide care to those who call ACCESS for help.

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The value of ACCESS

Casey Erickson has lost many loved ones in the aviation community

The full range of emotions we go through is perfectly normal and talking to someone allows us to release these emotions and let them out — this is the value of ACCESS.

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5th Annual Hearts, Clubs & Aces Golf Event

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In loving memory of Dr. Aisling Butler

Dr. Aisling Butler was lost aboard Air France Flight 447 which crashed into the Atlantic on June 1, 2009. Aisling, 26, was from Roscrea, Co. Tipperary, Ireland and a recent medical school graduate from Trinity College.

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In loving memory of Ellyce

Marilyn lost her daughter Ellyce on Continental Flight 3407 

“It is impossible to explain your grief and shock to someone who has not experienced this kind of loss…”

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ACCESS at the Sunrise Rotary Club

ACCESS presents at the Sunrise Rotary Club in Napa, CA on 9/11

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ACCESS teams up with 7×7 Magazine and Shreve & Co

ACCESS and 7×7 Magazine host an event in downtown San Francisco at Shreve & Co. on the 12th Anniversary of TWA 800

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Surviving Sudden Loss: Stories from those who have lived it

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Families We Have Helped:

Below are some of the air disasters that we have responded to:
Private Plane - 9/26/12
Rockingham County, VA
Private Plane - 2/27/11
Abu Dhabi
Private Plane - 12/22/10
Barrington, NY
Private Plane - 7/17/10
South Portland, ME
Air India Express 812 - 5/22/10
Mangalore, India
Afriqiyah Airways 8U771- 5/12/10
Tripoli, Libya
Ethiopian Airlines 409 - 1/25/10
Off of Na'ameh, Lebanon
Air France Flight 447 - 6/1/09
Atlantic Ocean
Turkish Airlines Flight 1951 - 2/25/09
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
Continental Flight 3407 - 2/12/09
Clarence Center, NY
US Airways Flight 1549 - 1/15/09
Hudson River, NY
Aeroflot Flight 821 - 9/14/08
Perm, Russia
Spanair JK 5022 - 8/20/08
Madrid, Spain
TAM Airways JJ 3054 - 7/17/07
São Paulo, Brazil
Comair Flight 5191 - 8/27/06
Lexington, KY
Airbus A320-211 - 5/3/06
Off Sochi, Russia
Bellview Airlines - 10/23/05
West Caribbean Airways 708 - 8/16/05
Machiques, Venezuela
Air France Flight 358 - 8/2/05
Ontario, Canada
Kam Air Flight 904 - 2/3/05
Pamir Mountains, Afghanistan
Corporate Airlines 5966 - 10/19/04
Pettis Township, MO
Kish Airlines Flight 1770 - 2/10/04
United Arab Emirates
Georgian Express Flight 126 - 1/17/04
Ontario, Canada
Flash Airlines 604 - 1/3/04

Red Sea

Turkish Airlines 634 - 1/8/03

Diyarbakır Airport, Turkey

US Airways Express/Air Midwest Flight 5481 - 1/8/03

Charlotte, NC

American Flight 587 - 11/12/01

Queens, NY

The events of September 11, 2001

Private Plane - 12/3/00
Milltown, WI
Singapore Airlines 006 - 10/31/00

Chiang Kai-shek Internat'l Airport

Gulf Air Bus A320 - 8/23/00

Persian Gulf, Bahrain

Air France Concorde 4590 - 7/25/00

Gonesse, France

Alaska Airlines 261 - 1/31/00

Pacific Ocean

Egypt Air 990 - 10/31/99

Atlantic Ocean

American Airlines 1420 - 6/1/99

Little Rock, AR

Swissair 111 - 9/2/98

Atlantic Ocean

Private Plane - 8/4/98
Phillips, WI
TWA 800 - 7/17/96

US Air 427 9/8/94

Allegheny County, PA

Long Island, NY

Pan Am 103 - 12/21/88

Lockerbie, Scotland

TWA/United Airlines - Mid-Air Collision- 12/16/1960
Brooklyn & Staten Island, NY
and hundreds of other private, commercial and military air disasters

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