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Buffalo, New York / Plane Crash #921476

ABC Evening News for Friday, Feb 13, 2009
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) The crash of Continental Connection Colgan Flight 3407 near Buffalo, New York, introduced; photos of the crash site and map shown.

(Clarence Center, New York: Lisa Stark) The fatal commuter plane crash featured; scenes shown of the plane wreckage and the fiery house; animated diagram of the plane shown while the exchange between air traffic control and the plane is played. [WITNESS - describes what happened.] [On radio, voice of fire survivor Karen WIELINSKI†- comments.] [NTSB's Steven CHEALANDER†- reads statement about ice on the plane and the severe pitch of the plane.] [Former NTSB investigator Greg FEITH†- says ice creates an uncontrolled descent.] The background of pilot Marvin Renslow†† noted.

(Studio: Charles Gibson) Live discussion held with aviation expert John Nance about the crash. [NANCE - describes what happens with ice on the wings of a plane.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.

(Clarence Center, New York: David Muir) The stories of the passengers on the plane reviewed; photos shown of Beverly ECkert, a 9/11 widow; former ice hockey player Madeline Loftus††, co-pilot Rebecca Shaw†; Rwandan genocide expert Alison Des Forges; cantor Susan Wehle† and jazz musicians Gerry Niewood†† and Coleman Mellett††; scenes shown of the fire. [Victim Ellyce Kausner††'s sister Laura BOYCE‡- reacts to what happened.] [Neighbor Michele BYDER‡- comments on the house survivors.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson) The 9/11 widow who became an advocate for the families of 9/11 victims remembered; photos shown of her with President Obama. [ECKERT - talks about her husband's death and how she kept going.] [OBAMA - reacts to her death.]

Gibson, Charles;
Stark, Lisa;
Muir, David

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