Friday, February 13, 2009

49 Killed as Continental Plane Crashes Into NY Home

50 KILLED AS PLANE CRASHES INTO HOME IN CLARENCE CENTER : Home: The Buffalo News: "Fifty people died when a Continental Connection airplane crashed into a house in Clarence Center shortly after 10:15 p.m. Thursday, setting off a huge fire that could be seen miles away.

The dead included 44 passengers, five crew members and a person on the ground. Earlier reports listed only four crew members.

A nurse at Erie County Medical Center said the hospital's second shift had been told to stay late to treat survivors but was sent home before midnight."