Friday, February 13, 2009
49 people dead in plane crash in Buffalo!
15 Bombardier Q400 turboprop regional aircraft
Updated: Friday, 13 Feb 2009, 12:59 AM EST
Published : Thursday, 12 Feb 2009, 10:31 PM EST
CLARENCE, N.Y. (WIVB) - Continental flight 3407 has crashed into a house on Long Street west of Goodrich.
The aircraft has fifty to sixty seats.
We are told everyone who was in that house got out safely, but that house is engulfed in flames.
It's described as a 'massive fire' at the scene.
There is no word on the fate of the pilot of the plane or anyone else who may have been on board.
The first report of this crash came in about 10:20 p.m.
The area is shut down right now.
A command center has been set up at Roll Road and Goodrich, that is near the scene.
A Continental flight with 48 people aboard crashed into a home near Buffalo, New York at 10:10 tonight.
Everyone aboard, and one person on the ground, were killed in the tragic crash, which leveled a home in Clarence Center, a neighborhood about 5 miles from Buffalo International Airport, where there was light snow and light rain tonight.
The flight was Continental Express flight 3407 heading to Buffalo, N.Y. from Newark, N.J.
Relatives of passengers aboard flight should call 1-800-621-3263 for information
The crash is America's deadliest since a Comair commuter jet crashed in Lexington, Ky., on Aug. 27, 2006. That crash also claimed 49 lives.
Some residents have been evacuated to the Clarence Center fire hall.
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