The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association (PHCC) reports that staff member Norma Khan was a confirmed passenger on the hijacked American Airlines Flight 77.

Also, The United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing, Pipefitting, Sprinklerfitting Industry of the United States and Canada (UA) reported that four members lost their lives at the World Trade Center Sept. 11. Two additional members were injured.

As a result, UA set up the United Association Emergency World Trade Center/Pentagon Assistance Program. The fund will be used to assist local union victims' families, the fire department and police departments in both New York and Washington.

Checks can be made out to United Association Emergency World Trade Center/Pentagon Assistance Program and mailed to United Association Emergency World Trade Center/Pentagon Assistance Program, P. O. Box 37800, Washington, DC 20013-4397.

More than 6,000 people are still listed as missing.

PHCC's Ms. Khan was traveling to PHCC's annual convention scheduled for Sept. 12-16 in Reno, Nev. The plane, after taking off at 8:10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, from Dulles Airport outside Washington, D.C., crashed into the Pentagon after hijackers redirected the Los Angeles-bound flight back to Washington.

Khan was PHCC's manager of member services. She also coordinated the association's database operations and was the staff liaison for the Union-Affiliated Contractors. She had been a PHCC employee since November 2000. The 45-year-old Khan was a resident of Reston, VA, with her 13-year-old son Imran.

"Norma was a very professional, friendly person, who served the association with great dignity and grace," said PHCC Executive Vice President D.L. "Ike" Casey. "She will be missed by us all."