Buffalo Crash-Recovery Not Rescue
All 48 people on board a passnger flight have been killed after it crashed into a house in the suburbs of Buffalo, New York state. One person on the ground also died. The emergency services say it is now a recovery, not rescue operation.
One of those believed to be on board the plane was Beverly Eckert, widow of Sean Rooney who was killed in the 9/11 attacks on New York.
Her sister Sue Bourque told the Buffalo News that Ms Eckert had been travelling home to mark what would have been her husband's 58th birthday.
"We know she was on that plane," she told the newspaper, although she had not received official confirmation, "and now she's with him."
BOMBARDIER DASH 8 AIRCRAFT
The Canadian-made Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 was delivered new last year
Q400 is newest member of the Dash 8 family
Twin-engine turboprop, mainly for short-haul flights
First flown in 1998, entered commercial service in 2000