"Planes do go over our house, but this one just sounded really different, louder, and I thought to myself, 'if that's a plane, it's going to hit something," Wielinski said in a telephone interview. "The next thing I knew the ceiling was on me."
Wielinski, 57, said she pushed her way out of the debris and crawled through a hole in the wreckage as fire erupted around her. She said her daughter, Jill Wielinski, managed a similar escape.
She said she still hasn't been told of the fate of her husband, Doug, who was in another part of the house.
Doug Wielinski, a 61-year-old engineer and Vietnam veteran, was probably in the dining room, his wife said.
"To me it looked like the plane just came down in the middle of the house and unfortunately that was where Doug was," she said.
Wielinski, a secretary for the Clarence school district, choked up when she spoke about her husband.
"He was a good person, loved his family," she said.
Wielinski said she suffered a fractured collar bone and Jill suffered scratches on her feet. They were treated at a local hospital and released.
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