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June 16, 2019

Victims mourned 10 years after plane crashed killed 50 near Buffalo

February 12, 2019
Katie Kaufman, who knew of the victims of the crash, lays some flowers at the makeshift memorial in 2009. (Anthony DelMundo/New York Daily News)

CLARENCE, N.Y. — Ten years after Continental Flight 3407 crashed onto a house outside Buffalo, its 50 victims are being remembered with services and ceremonies.

On Tuesday’s crash anniversary, a memorial service is planned at a Clarence church, followed by a candlelight walk to the crash site. The walk at 9:50 p.m. will mark the time the Buffalo-bound commuter plane, operated by regional carrier Colgan Air, stalled and crashed after the pilots responded incorrectly to a stall warning.


Since then, the victims’ relatives have made it their mission to improve aviation safety, including pushing Congress to pass new pilot training rules.

At Forest Lawn Cemetery in Buffalo Monday, families laid a wreath and carnations for each victim.

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