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Continental Commuter Flight 3407 Crashes Into Home, Killing 50

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Continental Connection Flight 3407 to Buffalo from Newark, crashed into a home just miles from Buffalo’s Niagara International Airport, killing all 49 passengers and one man inside the home, Thursday night.

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has recovered the cockpit-voice and flight-data recorders and has tirelessly been working to piece together the cause of the crash.

According to investigators, less than a half-hour before the plane took off from Newark, N.Y., another Continental commuter flight – also a Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 aircraft – flew the same route in similar weather conditions and safely landed.

The NTSB is analyzing the actions of both pilots to see why Flight 3407 crashed just six miles short of its destination at Buffalo Niagara International Airport, killing all 44 passengers, 4 crew members and a man inside the home.

They are also investigating possible mechanical problems.

About half the wreckage has been removed from the site thus far and officials are hoping to have it all removed before Wednesday when a snowstorm is expected.

So far, investigators have found no indication of engine trouble.

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