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    Default Colgan DHC-8 crashed in Buffalo

    Seem like a DHC-8 has crashed in Buffalo,
    http://www.buffalonews.com/home/story/577959.html
    Rumor is that this aircraft was delivered last april.
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    Do we have any confirmation at all? One of my very good friends is a pilot for Colgan. I pray that he was not involved. As a matter of prayer, I hope that this is nothing more than a hoax, or that the reporter is severely misinformed and over-exaggerated the report. I hope that we can have another miracle - no fatalities.
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    Ok, flightaware.com is showing that the aircraft did not arrive to BUF.

    http://flightaware.com/live/flight/CJC3407

    The newspaper just updated it's count stating that 49 passengers are confirmed dead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AA 1818 View Post
    Ok, flightaware.com is showing that the aircraft did not arrive to BUF.

    http://flightaware.com/live/flight/CJC3407

    The newspaper just updated it's count stating that 49 passengers are confirmed dead.
    Seem like 44 passengers, 4 crew and one person on the ground, unfortunatly it wasn´t a false rumor...;(
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    A is crash site

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    Past few METARS at BUF, not good...
    KBUF 130505Z COR 25012KT 4SM -SN BR BKN008 BKN015 OVC021 01/00 A2983 RMK AO2 CIG 005V011 P0000

    KBUF 130458Z 25012KT 3SM -FZRA BR BKN008 OVC015 01/00 A2983 RMK AO2 FZRAB58SNE58 CIG 005V012 P0000
    KBUF 130454Z 26014KT 3SM -SN BR SCT011 OVC021 01/00 A2983 RMK AO2 SLP109 P0004 T00060000 401060000
    KBUF 130354Z 24011KT 3SM -SN BR SCT011 OVC021 01/M01 A2981 RMK AO2 SLP103 P0002 T00061006
    RIP to all on board

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    From the ATC tapes it seem like it was a female pilot, this is the mentioned plane
    http://www.airliners.net/photo/Conti...next_id=NEXTID
    Two pics here on JP,
    http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.p...6478793&nseq=3
    the most recent one.
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    someone posted a home video of the crash aftermath

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPoqhEHKNQk

    yes i am a boeing fan, and i know thats a airbus, haha

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    The aircraft was N200WQ (msn 4200)

    [photoid=6478793]
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    On the atc recording there is extensive talk of ice after the crash.

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    Holy heck, this hits way too close to home (literally). I'm only a mile, mile and a half at best away from the crash. Thoughts and prayers to everyone.

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    Default Very sad

    After listening to the communication between ATC and the traffic, it does seem like ice was the problem.

    Ice should never bring a commercial aircraft down. Simply irresponsible if thats the case.

    RIP all on board.
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    that is really sad news, my condolences to the families
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alessandro View Post
    From the ATC tapes it seem like it was a female pilot, this is the mentioned plane

    1. Gender of pilot is irrelevant.

    2. If she was working the radios, she was not likely flying it.

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    Very sad morning. I have a question. The flight was cleared down to 2300 ft. If ice was accumulating and it sounds like it was, how much of a factor could this possibly play into the flight controls? I do understand what ice does to the wing, but i'm curious as to what affect ice has on the actual mechanics of the flight controls. Thanks in advance.

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