On Thursday, 12 February Continental Airlines’ flight 3407 crashed into a house in Clarence Center, in the suburbs of Buffalo, New York shortly after 10 pm. 49 people died in the crash including 4 crew members, all passengers on board and one person on the ground.
According to the first official news, the plane reported serious technical problems when it approached Buffalo airport. People who live near the crash scene said the sound of the engines was strange and shortly before the crash there was a thunderous explosion. Other witnesses claim the strange engine sounds had stopped for a few seconds, right before the actual crash at 10:20 pm.
After the plane crashed into a building, surrounding houses were also evacuated as they caught fire, too. The flames could be seen from miles away.
The house the plane crashed into was completely flattened. Nobody on board survived the crash.
The airplane was a Bombardier Dash-8 (also known as DHC-8 or Q400), flying as Continental Connection Flight CJC 3407, operated by Colgan Air, registration number N200WQ, built in 2008.