49 killed in plane crash in NY

United States
February 13, 2009 4:02am CST
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29173163/ [i]"CLARENCE, New York - A commuter plane crashed into a suburban Buffalo home and erupted in flames late Thursday, killing all 48 people aboard and one person on the ground, authorities said. 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. "The whole sky was lit up orange," Bob Dworak, who lives less than a mile from the crash site, told The Associated Press. He said that residents of the neighborhood, about 10 miles from the Buffalo airport, were used to planes rumbling overhead, but he took note Thursday night when one sounded louder than usual and made some odd noises. 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," Collins said. "We were thinking it was just another plane," he said. "It kind of made some sputtering noises but they lower the landing gear over our house a lot so the noise from the planes a lot of time will change kind of drastically as they go over." "All the sudden, there was a big bang, and the house shook," he said. He drove over to take a look, and "all we were seeing was 50-to-100-foot flames and a pile of rubble on the ground. It looked like the house just got destroyed the instant it got hit," he said. Amy Kudwa, a spokeswoman for the Department of Homeland Security in Washington said there was no indication terrorism was involved."[/i] SEE LINK FOR REST OF ARTICLE how awful that these families will not have their loved ones on valentines day or any other day for that matter my heart goes out to these families
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@nanayangel (7862)
• Philippines
13 Feb 09
Hi there! That's really sad. It's really hard to lose someone that you love and losing them through this kind of accidents just magnifies the pain that one feels. I will pray for their souls and I hope that these kind of accidents will be prevented in the future.
• United States
13 Feb 09
hopefully that black box will help them figure out what happen and can prevent it in the future.. i hope their families are getting the support they need during this tough time
• Philippines
23 Apr 09
You're right. Sometimes, it's not enough to just grieve over happenings like this and it's better to know what caused the problem so that it can be prevented. Thank you for choosing my post as the best response.
@Rosekitty (19396)
• San Marcos, Texas
13 Feb 09
Hi Moonlit... Yes a friend already wrote me about it asking us all to send crossing over spells and rituals for the ones that passed and much healing for their families since its needed right now..it was by the Seneca reservation she grew up at that her Parents still live...
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• United States
16 Feb 09
ugh that must be hard to have lived in the area.. i couldnt imagine having something like that happen near me
@webneton (134)
• China
13 Feb 09
Bless for the killed people.
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@hopejordan (3566)
• Australia
13 Feb 09
hi there moonlitmagikchild i am so sorry to hear that why do things happen i don't know take care happy postings
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