Buffalo Plane Crash Updates
A Continental Airlines plane crashed into a home near Buffalo, New York, late Thursday, killing all 49 passengers and crew members and a person in the home. Four people were injured at the crash site, including a mother and daughter inside the house that was hit. They suffered minor injuries and were treated at a hospital and released. It was not clear whether the mix of sleet and snow in the area played any role in the crash of Flight 3407. CNN
President Obama issued a statement early Friday, saying he and his wife were “deeply saddened” over last night’s deadly plane crash outside Buffalo. “Our hearts go out to the families and friends who lost loved ones,” the statement said. “We pray for all those who have been touched by this terrible tragedy to find peace and comfort in the hard days ahead.” CNN
More updates will be posted throughout the day.