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Buffalo, New York / Plane Crash #922324

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Feb 15, 2009
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(Studio: Lester Holt) New clues about the crash of Continental Connection Colgan Flight 3407 near Buffalo, New York, introduced.

(Amherst, New York: Tom Costello) The investigation into the plane crash featured; details given of the questions of why the plane stalled and how severe was the ice; aerial and ground-level scenes shown from the crash site; details given about ice and stalling; animation shown of the turboprop de-icing system. [NTSB's Steven CHEALANDER†- comments on the auto pilot and ice; states there is no reason to ground the turbojet fleet.] [Former NTSB investigator Greg FEITH†- comments on ice and stall conditions.] The backgrounds of pilot Marvin Renslow and co-pilot Rebecca Shaw outlined; photos shown.

(Studio: Lester Holt) The rough weather in the New York area last Thursday recalled.

(Buffalo: Peter Alexander) The passengers of the doomed flight featured; scenes shown from Sunday church services in Buffalo; details given about passenger Darren Tolsma††, pilot Joseph Zuffoletto and the Mossop†† family. [Victim's wife and son Robin and Mickey TOLSMA†; victim's mother Roselle ZUFFOLETTO†; victim's cousin Wayne HAZLE†- react to their loss.]

Holt, Lester;
Costello, Tom;
Alexander, Peter

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