Plane Crash Kills 49 in Buffalo NY

A 74-seat Q400 Bombardier aircraft, operated by Colgan Air, was flying from Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey and preparing to land at Buffalo Niagara International Airport when it crashed into a house literally ligthing up the night sky.

Witnesses heard the twin turboprop aircraft sputtering before it went down in light snow and fog around 10:20 p.m. Thursday. Flames silhouetted the shattered home after Continental Connection Flight 3407 plummeted into it around about five miles from Buffalo Niagara International Airport.

The National Transportation Safety Board said it was sending a team of crash investigators to Buffalo early Friday. A spokeswoman for the Department of Homeland Security in Washington, said there was no indication terrorism was involved.

President Obama released the following statement; “Michelle and I are deeply saddened to hear of the tragic accident outside of Buffalo last night. Our hearts go out to the families and friends who lost loved ones.  I want to thank the brave first responders who arrived immediately to try and save lives and who are continuing to ensure the safety of everyone in the area.  We pray for all those who have been touched by this terrible tragedy to find peace and comfort in the hard days ahead,”.

Source – AP

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