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Continental Airlines expresses sadness over NY plane crash

2009-02-13 10:59:07 GMT2009-02-13 18:59:07 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

HOUSTON, Feb. 13 (Xinhua) -- The Continental Airelines expressed sadness concerning the crash of its Flight 3407 plane in the U.S. state of New York on Thursday evening, the company said in a statement Friday.

The commuter plane, operated by Colgan Air, crashed in suburban Buffalo in northern New York State at around 10:20 p.m. Thursday local time (0320 GMT Friday), killing all 48 people aboard and another person on the ground.

"Continental extends its deepest sympathy to the family members and loved ones of those involved in this accident," Larry Kellner, chairman and CEO of Continental Airlines, said in the statement.

"We are providing our full assistance to Colgan Air so that together we can provide as much support as possible for all concerned," he said.

Continental representatives are traveling to Buffalo to provide assistance to Colgan Air to deal with the accident. A family assistance center is being established in the area, said the statement.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the family members and loved ones of those involved in the flight 3407 tragedy," Kellner said.

Continental Airlines Inc., a U.S. certificated air carrier based in Houston, Texas, is the fourth-largest airline in the United States based on revenue passenger miles.

The company operates flights to destinations throughout the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific regions.

NEW YORK, Feb. 13 (Xinhua) -- U.S. Continental Airlines Flight 3407 crashed in suburban Buffalo in northern New York State at around 10:20 p.m. Thursday local time (0320 GMT Friday), killing all 48 onboard and one on the ground.

Continental Airlines Inc., a U.S. certificated air carrier based in Houston, Texas, is the fourth-largest airline in the United States based on revenue passenger miles.Full story

NEW YORK, Feb. 13 (Xinhua) -- New York Governor David A. Paterson early Friday mourned the victims of the plane crash that killed 48 people aboard late Thursday.

"As we continue to monitor the situation in the Town of Clarence, our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those who were on board, and with the people of the Buffalo metropolitan area," Paterson said in an statement. Full story

NEW YORK, Feb. 13 (Xinhua) -- An official with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said early Friday there was no indication that terrorism was involved in the plane crash in Buffalo, New York, Thursday night. Full story

NEW YORK, Feb. 13 (Xinhua) -- The authorities have already had the passenger manifest of the commuter plane that crashed on Thursday evening in the U.S. state of New York, but will not disclose it before all victims' families are notified, a local official said early Friday morning.

The passenger manifest is "forthcoming," but the authorities will first notify all families of the victims before any individual names can be revealed, said Dave Bissonette, emergency control director for the Town of Clarence, at a press conference held in Clarence Center near Buffalo, N.Y., in the wee hours of Friday.Full story

NEW YORK, Feb. 13 (Xinhua) -- New York Governor David A. Paterson early Friday mourned the victims of the plane crash that killed 48 people aboard late Thursday.

"As we continue to monitor the situation in the Town of Clarence, our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those who were on board, and with the people of the Buffalo metropolitan area," Paterson said in an statement. Full story

NEW YORK, Feb. 13 (Xinhua) -- An airliner with 48 people on board crashed into a home in the U.S. State of New York on Thursday evening, with 49 people reported to have been killed.

The crash occurred at around 10:20 p.m. Thursday in suburban Buffalo in northern New York State, nearly a seven-hour drive from New York City. Full story

NEW YORK, Feb. 13 (Xinhua) -- An airliner with 48 people on board crashed in the U.S. State of New York on Tuesday evening, local media reported overnight.

The crash occurred at around 10:20 p.m. Thursday in suburban Buffalo in northern New York State, as the 50-seat commuter plane crashed into a home, TV networks including CNN reported. Full story

NEW YORK, Feb. 13 (Xinhua) -- An airliner crashed in the U.S. State of New York on Tuesday evening, local media reported overnight.

The crash occurred at around 10:20 p.m. Thursday in suburban Buffalo in northern New York State, as the 50-seat commuter plane crashed into a home, TV networks including CNN reported.

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