Plane crash in upstate NY kills 49 people

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say 49 people are dead after a commuter plane crashed into a home in suburban Buffalo and erupted
in flames.

State police spokeswoman Rebecca Gibbons confirmed early Friday
the 48 deaths aboard Flight 3407, operated by Colgan Air.

Clarence emergency control director Dave Bissonet says late Thursday's crash also killed one person on the ground.

The Q400 Bombardier turboprop was flying late Thursday from Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey to Buffalo Niagara International Airport in light snow, fog and 17 mph winds. It crashed around 10:10 p.m., about 10 miles from the airport. It had 44 passengers and a crew of four.

Houston-based Continental Airlines Inc. says Manassas, Va.-based
Colgan Air is "in the process of collecting information."

The Federal Aviation Administration says its representatives will be on the scene at first daylight.


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