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Buffalo Plane Crash

50 Killed in Plane Crash Near Buffalo, NY

All passengers and crew members died in a major plane crash in New York state last night. Continental Airlines Flight 3407 was commuting from Newark to Buffalo when it crashed into a home, five minutes before landing. One person on the ground died, too, bringing the death toll to 50.

Among the passengers was Beverly Eckert, a woman whose husband died in the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.

Fires, fueled by a natural gas leak, made it difficult for investigators to retrieve the cockpit, and the cause of the crash is still under investigation.

This is the second major air crash in a month for New York. The state has barely finished celebrating the miracle of US Airways Flight 1549. Now residents must face a tragic ending.

Our hearts go out to the victims' families.


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