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    Buffalo plane crash

    Tragic Continental plane crash near Buffalo. At least 48 deaths being reported.

    Jet crashes into home near Buffalo - Life- msnbc.com



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    Re: Buffalo plane crash

    Fox is saying 49 deaths. I don't know if they really know, though. The plane hit a house -- they don't know if anyone was inside, right?

    The flight was Newark to Buffalo. You would think that would be an hour -- tops.



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    Re: Buffalo plane crash

    Quote Originally Posted by mwitt View Post
    The plane hit a house -- they don't know if anyone was inside, right?
    Yeah, and stellar reporting by CNN: "The house was leveled." Well no **** Sherlock.

    Prayers go out to the victims and their families.



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    The deaths have not yet been confirmed, but it would be a miracle if anyone survived this. Lets just hope that the house the plane crashed into was not occupied. It's been years since anyone has been killed due to a commercial airline crash.

    What I don't understand is that the flight reportedly went down at 10:10pm ET ... yet it took close to 2 1/2 hours for this to hit the wires and the news channels.



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    Re: Buffalo plane crash

    Quote Originally Posted by Hassel13 View Post
    What I don't understand is that the flight reportedly went down at 10:10pm ET ... yet it took close to 2 1/2 hours for this to hit the wires and the news channels.
    That's what confused me, too



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    Quote Originally Posted by Hassel13 View Post
    The deaths have not yet been confirmed, but it would be a miracle if anyone survived this. Lets just hope that the house the plane crashed into was not occupied. It's been years since anyone has been killed due to a commercial airline crash.

    What I don't understand is that the flight reportedly went down at 10:10pm ET ... yet it took close to 2 1/2 hours for this to hit the wires and the news channels.
    yeah i definitely agree...the people involved are in my prayers



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    Re: Buffalo plane crash

    Man, I have to fly Houston - Buffalo on Continental in about two weeks.

    Last month I flew Continental Denver to Houston 1 week after the Cont jet skidded off the Denver runway en route to Houston.

    This is getting eerie.


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    Re: Buffalo plane crash

    Plane travel in New York, not too good in 2009. Prayers for families.



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    Re: Buffalo plane crash

    Some snow/weather in the area...perhaps an icing issue?

    Although, when is the last time there has been major problems with icing and commercial planes.



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    Prayers out to the victims and their families.


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    Re: Buffalo plane crash

    The plane went down around 10:15 E.T. I found out about it via twitter and turned on cnn at 11.



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    That didn't make sense... Crash aroudn 10:15 E.T. I found out through twitter and turned to cnn around 11:30...studying is getting to me.



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    Re: Buffalo plane crash

    48 people on board...all confirmed dead by New York State police. Tragic



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    Re: Buffalo plane crash

    i though i heard them say strong winds may have caused the crash



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    Re: Buffalo plane crash

    Quote Originally Posted by bigredqb7 View Post
    i though i heard them say strong winds may have caused the crash
    I believe that winds and icing will be the causes. I just listened to the tape tape from Buffalo tower around the time that it went down. It suddenly disappeared off of the radar without any may day calls. All flights at the time reported icing and imc (instrument meteorological conditions).

    Sad night for all, I would never stop flying though. Those involved have my thoughts and prayers.



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