February 13th, 2009
03:24 PM ET
February 13th, 2009
03:07 PM ET

Flight 3407: Witness accounts

Program Note: For more on the plane crash tune in to AC360° tonight at 10 p.m. ET.

Witness accounts from the crash near Buffalo, New York, that killed 50.

Filed under: Clarence Plane Crash
February 13th, 2009
12:36 PM ET

NTSB on site, seeking answers

CNN's Deb Feyerick speaks with NTSB spokesman Steven Chealander about the flight 3407 crash investigation.

Filed under: Clarence Plane Crash
February 13th, 2009
11:35 AM ET

Morning Buzz: Tragic Plane Crash

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Penny Manis
AC360° Senior Producer

We are waking up to news of a tragic plane crash this morning. Continental Connection Flight 3407 crashed into a house and burst into a ball of flames in Clarence Center, NY at 10:20pmET last night. Victims include 49 passengers and crew members, and an elderly man inside the house that was hit.

The flight left from Newark, NJ and was 7 miles away from Buffalo Niagara International Airport, its ultimate destination, before the crash. A local resident said it felt like a “mini earthquake” when the plane went down.


Filed under: Clarence Plane Crash • Penny Manis • The Buzz
February 13th, 2009
09:50 AM ET

9/11 widow apparently on Buffalo flight

Program Note: To see more on the story, watch Randi Kaye's report on AC360° tonight at 10 p.m. ET.

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Beverly Eckert, widow of a September 11 attack victim, was aboard the Continental flight to Buffalo, New York, that crashed Thursday night, CNN affiliate WGRZ-TV reported.

Eckert, a resident of Stamford, Connecticut, is the widow of Buffalo native Sean Rooney, who died in the 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. After that attack, Eckert co-founded "Voices of September 11," an advocacy group for survivors and 9/11 families.

She had been traveling to Buffalo for a weekend celebration of what would have been her husband's 58th birthday, according to the Buffalo News - the first news agency to report her presence on the fatal flight.


February 13th, 2009
04:47 AM ET

Pilot gave no sign of distress

Recordings of air traffic control trying to contact the crew of crashed plane one minute after last communication with the pilot.

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