CLARENCE CENTER, New York (CNN) -- Beverly Eckert, widow of a September 11 attack victim, was aboard the Continental flight to Buffalo, New York, that crashed Thursday night, CNN affiliate WGRZ-TV reported.
Continental Airlines Flight 3407 crashed into a house in Clarence Center, New York, late Thursday.
Eckert, a resident of Stamford, Connecticut, is the widow of Buffalo native Sean Rooney, who died in the 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. After that attack, Eckert co-founded "Voices of September 11," an advocacy group for survivors and 9/11 families.
She had been traveling to Buffalo for a weekend celebration of what would have been her husband's 58th birthday, according to the Buffalo News -- the first news agency to report her presence on the fatal flight.
Eckert also planned to take part in presenting a scholarship award -- established in honor of her late
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