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Plane Crash in Upstate NY Kills 49...

Posted by on Feb. 13, 2009 at 4:31 AM
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This just happened about an hour ago...

Plane crash in upstate NY kills 49 people

CLARENCE, N.Y. – A commuter plane coming in for a landing slammed into a suburban Buffalo home in a fiery explosion that killed all 48 people on board and one person on the ground, authorities said. It was the first fatal crash of a commercial airliner in the U.S. in 2 1/2 years.

Witnesses heard the twin turboprop aircraft sputtering before it went down in light snow and fog.

Flames silhouetted the shattered home after Continental Connection Flight 3407 plummeted into it around 10:20 p.m. about 10 miles from Buffalo Niagara International Airport.

"The whole sky was lit up orange," said Bob Dworak, who lives less than a mile from the crash site. "All the sudden, there was a big bang, and the house shook."

The 74-seat Q400 Bombardier aircraft was carrying 5,000 pounds of fuel and apparently exploded on impact, Erie County Executive Chris Collins said.

Firefighters got as close to the plane as they could, he said. "They were shouting out to see if there were any survivors on the plane. Truly a very heroic effort, but there were no survivors."


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brice08
by on Feb. 13, 2009 at 4:43 AM

This is very sad to hear...I am sitting here thinking about how thankful I am to have my family beside me each and every day....and keeping these families who have lost loved ones tonight in my prayers.... praying

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by on Feb. 13, 2009 at 4:48 AM

me too. this is one of the many reasons why i will not fly on planes anymore. that is so sad

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