Plane out of Newark crashes near Buffalo

2/13/2009:

49 presumed dead

A commuter plane that took off from our local Newark Liberty International Airport has crashed outside Buffalo, NY. It’s the first commercial commuter plane to crash on the ground since August of 2006.

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Here’s a nearby resident’s video capture:

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Tiger
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Tiger

truth1, they do a good job deicing planes from Newark right before takeoff. It was the plane’s own deicer that seems to have not functioned; the crew did say that they are noticing that they are picking too much ice on the wings while descending…

truth1
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truth1

Was any de-icing chemical put on this aircraft at Newark airport? There is much in the news today regard the de-icing bladders and procedures, but I have seen no statements regarding this? Can anyone on 411 comment on this?

jscirish27
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jscirish27

de-icing equipment that is…

jscirish27
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jscirish27

Bmacqueens, sounds like the icing equipment was either overwhelmed or non-functional. Either way very sad.

bmacqueens
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I’m very surprised that the weather was enough to bring down the plane. From the footage, it does not look like there was any ground-level precipitation at the time … Did the plane simply pick up enough moisture in the air to freeze at a particular altitude?

So sad.

This area is just some normal, everyday suburbia, with a few pretty 19th Century buildings scattered here and there, like an old farm house or whatnot. This would be like a plane crashing through your front door in northern Bergen County.

Bizarre.

Rest in peace. You were loved.

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