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Continental Express Crash

Continental Express Flight Crashes Near Buffalo, New York

Continental Express flight number 3407 bound for Buffalo, New York from Newark, New Jersey crashed into a home in Clarence Center, New York at approximately 10:10pm on February 12, 2009. According to FAA officials, the flight was a commuter plane with 44 passengers and 4 crew members on board. The plane erupted into flames. Early reports indicated that at least one person on the ground was killed, and there were no survivors on the aircraft.

The commuter plane crashed into a suburban home approximately ten miles from Buffalo Niagara International Airport in upstate New York. The Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 was operated by Colgan Air, based in Manassas, VA. Twelve homes near the crash site were evacuated.

Magaña, Cathcart & McCarthy has investigated and litigated cases involving Bombardier aircraft. The firm has represented the families those who have lost loved ones in aviation accidents, including the families of singers/songwriters Ricky Nelson and John Denver; the family of New York Yankee Thurman Munson; Michael Scully, son of Dodger broadcaster Vin Scully; and KFI traffic reporter Bruce Wayne. Two of the firm’s attorneys are general aviation pilots while one of our attorneys flew helicopters in Vietnam. The firm extends our deepest sympathy to those lost and injured in this tragic accident.

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