Continental Flight 3407

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Continental Flight 3407
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Firefighting operations on February 12, 2009 of the wreckage
Summary
DateFebruary 12, 2009
TypeIcing
SiteBuffalo, NY
Passengers45
Crew5
Injuries2 (2 on ground)
Fatalities50 (1 on ground)
Survivors0
Aircraft typeBombardier Dash 8 Q400
OperatorContinental
Tail numberN200WQ
Flight originNewark Liberty International Airport
DestinationBuffalo Niagara International Airport


Continental Flight 3407 was a Continental Airlines flight of a Bombardier Dash 8 airliner that crashed into a home in the northeast Buffalo, New York suburb of Clarence Center, 6 miles short of the Buffalo Niagara International Airport Runway 23, killing everyone on board. A total of 50 people were killed, including two pilots, two flight attendants, 44 passengers, one off-duty pilot, and one resident of the house. The crew did not make any emergency declaration before the crash. The weather was cold and sleeting.

2009-02-12 Dash 8 Continental CO NY BUF Weather (icing) 280 50 0