Friday, February 13, 2009

Continental Airlines Plane Crashes in Buffalo, N.Y.

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A Continental Express plane crashed into a suburban Buffalo home and erupted in flames, killing all 48 people aboard, state police said.

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Plane crash in Buffalo
Associated Press

A plane burns after it crashed into a house in Clarence Center, N.Y.
Plane crash in Buffalo
Plane crash in Buffalo

Authorities say Flight 3407 from Newark, N.J., hit a house in Clarence around 10:10 p.m. Thursday.

Clarence emergency control director Dave Bissonet says the crash killed one person on the ground. He says the plane was approaching Buffalo Niagara International Airport, about 10 miles away.

Twelve homes near the crash site have been evacuated.

Continental Airlines says the Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 operated by Manassas, Va.-based Colgan Air was operating between Newark Liberty International Airport and Buffalo Niagara International Airport.

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