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02-13-2009, 03:31 PM
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wow. sad to hear some of the stories here. Seems like it was a very small community as many of you know people that were on the plane. Very sorry to hear about your losses and my prayers are with you.


My friend plays college hockey and they are playing Canisius this weekend. They were staying at a hotel about 4 minutes from the crash site and they needed to leave their hotel to make room for the family members of the people that passed away on the flight. Very sad event.

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02-13-2009, 04:27 PM
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It appears to have been ice build up on the leading edges of the wings per cockpit voice recorder.

This is so awful. Every time I start to think about it my heart starts pounding.

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02-13-2009, 04:56 PM
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I heard about this terrible news on the radio over here in England today, my thoughts are with you all

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02-13-2009, 05:21 PM
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Ugh...just found out at a company meeting this morning that 4 of my co-workers were on that flight. I am literally sick to my stomach right now.
I am very sorry Quickdraw.

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02-13-2009, 05:24 PM
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Wow quick, I'm so very sorry man. So very very sorry for you guys and their families. Just tragic to hear that.

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02-13-2009, 05:47 PM
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This is often done in order to balance the weight of the airplane as a couple hunderd pounds can sometimes cause a light aircraft such as the DHC 8-400 to be imbalanced.
I think you misread - I said all the passengers were moved to the back. I'm familiar with the practice of moving a few passengers.

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02-13-2009, 06:18 PM
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here's a audio of the KBUF traffic control between 10 and 10:30 pm. It's really intriguing how things went down. It's much less dramatic than the spliced edited for sound bites, but it's much more detailed on how they were talking to a couple flights about Icing and also about the "localizer" (electronic landing equipment) fluctuating at 1500ft which is 900ft above ground.

Audio link here
heres an audio link for ATC at Kbuf at the time of the accident. Multiple flights were talking about Rime icing in the midst of 3407 giving clearance to land. the Delta and Cactus flights were especially concerned for themselves and the fate of Colgen 3407

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02-13-2009, 06:28 PM
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Thoughts and prayers to all the victims and their families, I can't even imagine what they are going through. Thoughts and prayers to those of you here who lost friends/loved ones and live in the community also . It's so sad.

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02-13-2009, 06:33 PM
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I think you misread - I said all the passengers were moved to the back. I'm familiar with the practice of moving a few passengers.
Yeah I indeed misread your post. I've never experienced what you mentioned. Other than the landing gear issues the type had last year in Europe, the Q400 is actually a pretty safe aircraft. I think its the first fatal crash by this aircraft.

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02-13-2009, 09:14 PM
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Ugh...just found out at a company meeting this morning that 4 of my co-workers were on that flight. I am literally sick to my stomach right now.
Jesus. I'm very sorry to hear that. This is an awful situation for many. I offer my condolences.

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02-13-2009, 09:15 PM
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One witness was talking about "a small brick house" so it may have also struck the one immediately to the right in that shot.

Two firefighters injured, one has been released.

Flight 3407.

Condolenses to any touched by this tragedy.
The one I linked is indeed the house that was hit. Confirmed on CNN.com. http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/02/13/pla...ape/index.html

What a shame, it looked like a real nice house.

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02-13-2009, 11:02 PM
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Keep strong Buffalo.
This. Especially to those on the boards here involved.

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02-13-2009, 11:42 PM
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Goddamnit...the wife of a professor in my department at UB died on the plane...I TA'ed for him last Fall and he's a super nice guy...I remember meeting her at our departmental party a few months ago and she was really nice as well. Took an interest in my dissertation topic and listened to me talk about it for forever even though it's not really all that interesting. Here's an article about her, she was a big supporter of Rwandan human rights apparently, I had no idea...

I was just thinking that I didn't know anyone connected to the crash, this is really going to hit my department hard....

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02-14-2009, 01:31 AM
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Anyone notice that the win came exactly 24 hours after the accident? Bizarre.

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02-14-2009, 02:18 AM
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i live .5 miles away from it, its unreal,

i pray for everyone that was affected by this to come out stronger and see the lord through this situation

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02-14-2009, 09:12 AM
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Very awesome technical write-up about what could have happened to cause the plane to drop from the sky. Well worth the read.

http://milesobrien.wordpress.com/200...cool-about-it/
I skimmed the O'Brien article. A caller to WBEN during the latter portions of yesterday's afternoon show claimed to have flown the same model for 13 years and reached a conclusion almost identical to that of O'Brien regarding the use of the autopilot. It's heartbreaking.

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02-14-2009, 01:50 PM
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My condolences to all the Victims and anyone who has lost someone close to them....what a terrible tragety....

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02-14-2009, 06:03 PM
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http://news.sympatico.msn.ctv.ca/abc...buffalo_090214

- Plane landed flat on house.

- Plane landed in opposite direction of airport.

- Could take investigators 12 months or more to piece together exactly what happened.

News like this makes me sick to my stomach. I couldn't sleep the night it happened.

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02-14-2009, 10:49 PM
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It is very small in the grand scheme of things but I didn't even realize it until I was someones avatar with the date writen out that it happened on my son's birthday.

Again very small in the scheme VS the loss of life and tragedy just stinks to have something so sad happen on what is suppose to be a happy day.

Again, and it can not be said enough...

Thoughts and prayers to all envolved especially those who were lost and their family and friends.

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It is very small in the grand scheme of things but I didn't even realize it until I was someones avatar with the date writen out that it happened on my son's birthday.

Again very small in the scheme VS the loss of life and tragedy just stinks to have something so sad happen on what is suppose to be a happy day.

Again, and it can not be said enough...

Thoughts and prayers to all envolved especially those who were lost and their family and friends.
Welcome to every September 11th for me.

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02-14-2009, 11:47 PM
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I'm sorry to say that my Aunt was aboard the plane. The past 2 days have been horrific, grief filled. R.I.P Aunt Mary and all the other passengers aboard Flight 3407.

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I'm sorry to say that my Aunt was aboard the plane. The past 2 days have been horrific, grief filled. R.I.P Aunt Mary and all the other passengers aboard Flight 3407.
I'm very sorry for your loss

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I'm sorry to say that my Aunt was aboard the plane. The past 2 days have been horrific, grief filled. R.I.P Aunt Mary and all the other passengers aboard Flight 3407.
I'm sorry to hear that. Condolences to you and your family, friends.

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I'm sorry to say that my Aunt was aboard the plane. The past 2 days have been horrific, grief filled. R.I.P Aunt Mary and all the other passengers aboard Flight 3407.
Wow. I'm so sorry for your loss.

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I'm sorry to say that my Aunt was aboard the plane. The past 2 days have been horrific, grief filled. R.I.P Aunt Mary and all the other passengers aboard Flight 3407.

So sorry

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