Flight 3407

Memorial for Flight 3407 at Clarence Public Library (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
February 12, 2019 - 1:53 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Flight 3407 memorial at the Clarence Public Library was rededicated on Tuesday afternoon. With families of the 50 people who lost their lives in the crash in attendance, officials celebrated the civic memorial as more than "informational" "It also remembers the first...
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Names of 50 victims of Flight 3407 tragedy on memorial at Forest Lawn. February 11, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
February 12, 2019 - 3:00 am
CLARENCE CENTER, N.Y. (WBEN) - Tuesday marks ten years since the Flight 3407 tragedy in Clarence Center. The commercial plane, which was en route from New Jersey to Buffalo, crashed into a home at 6038 Long Street in Clarence Center, killing 50 people. This tragedy left a heartbreaking impact on...
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Wreath and flowers at the Flight 3407 memorial located at Forest Lawn Cemetery. February 11, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
February 11, 2019 - 3:20 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Family members of the people who lost their lives in the Colgan Flight 3407 tragedy in 2009 gathered at Forest Lawn Cemetery on Monday for a wreath-laying ceremony. The ceremony, which featured a wreath presented by the two daughters of Kristin Safran, who died in the...
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Tom Puckett
February 11, 2019 - 4:00 am
Clarence, NY (WBEN) It was ten years ago this week Colgan Flight 3407 crashed into a home on Long Road in Clarence, claiming 50 lives, including one on the ground. Since then, victims' families have been fighting to keep pilot flight training requirements increased. PHOTOS/AUDIO - See 3407 photo...
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Tom Puckett
October 03, 2018 - 4:41 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Congress passed the FAA reauthorization bill Wednesday, and there will be no rollback in pilot training requirements. That's something families of Flight 3407 victims were pushing for as lobbying efforts were made for the rollbacks. "Kudos to Congress for recognizing what Captain...
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Flight 3407. (AP Photo/David Duprey)
Mike Baggerman
September 24, 2018 - 2:31 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Family members of Flight 3407 victims were joined by Congressman Brian Higgins at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport on Monday to push for the reauthorization of the FAA. "Every time this reauthorization comes up to be renewed or for an extension, the lobbyists and the...
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Tom Puckett
June 07, 2018 - 4:15 pm
Washington, DC (WBEN) During a discussion with the Washington Post, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao believes changes may be needed to the pilto training requirements put in place following the crash of Flight 3407 in 2009. Two area lawmakers are not happy about it. “There is a 1,500 hour rule...
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Chuck Schumer outside the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station on April 23, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman).jpg
Mike Baggerman
April 24, 2018 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Senator Chuck Schumer continued his criticism of the Federal Aviation Administration on Monday and said the organization "let its guard down" regarding inspections. Citing the Southwest Airlines incident last week and the helicopter crash in New York City last month as...
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