Colgan 3407 Down in Buffalo

WalterSobchak

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According to the ATC Archive from an hour ago (0320z), Colgan 3407 is down NE of KBUF in Clarence Center. At 0324z in the archive, the controller makes blanket announcement that a "Dash 8 is down short of the airport in the vicinity of the outer marker" and asks all for icing pireps.

http://archive-server.liveatc.net/kbuf/KBUF-Feb-13-2009-0300Z.mp3

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/CJC3407/history/20090213/0031Z/KEWR/KBUF


Local Buffalo news station has it listed as a U.S. Airways codeshare...but Colgan 3407 is EWR-BUF Q400.

This doesn't look good...here's to hoping for the best.

http://www.buffalonews.com/home/story/577959.html
 
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Crap...

Best of luck to all involved. I hope this isn't what it appears to be.
 

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according to news only crewmembers on board and mechanical problems reported
 

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no there were people on it. some taken to hospital local news sais
 

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Crap is right. Must have been something pretty catastrophic... They were only 5 miles from the airport and at least from the ATC tapes, everything seemed normal.

Thoughts and prayers for everyone involved.
 

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yeah; you're right...its in the paper now that there were 50 people aboard.
 

Wanderlust

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Dunno.
CNN's finally picked it up. Moronic reporting as usual.
 

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CNN's finally picked it up. Moronic reporting as usual.
Agreed, they're still not sure what airplane it was. One of the morons actually mis pronounced Colgan and called it colgin air. Hopefully someone survived.
 

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Have some respect. This is not the time to bash the media, or anyone else. Many lives will be disrupted because of this.
 

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MSNBC is running it now.

:crap:
 

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CNN keeps saying its a 50 pax Regional Jet?

Whatever it is this is sad, very sad.
 

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CNN says FAA confirms that 48 SOB. People who were not onboard the aircraft were taken to local hospitals.
 

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So is it a jet or a q400?
 

WalterSobchak

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CNN keeps saying its a 50 pax Regional Jet?
Outside of Miles O'Brien, the news media always screw up the details on aviation related news. That said...what the hell does it matter right now?* The details will be corrected eventually.

Members of our "extended family", so to speak, just lost their lives tonight not two and a half hours ago...would it be so hard for the membership of FI to stop the cynical bashing for a few minutes and focus our thoughts on them and their loved ones?



* - Not directed at you, per se, WSurf. Just in general.
 
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Hope everyone is okay. Fly safe guys/gals
 
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