Flight 3407 crash anniv. observed with walk

The wreckage of Continental flight 3407 lies amid smoke at the scene after crashing into a suburban Buffalo home and erupting into flames late Thursday Feb. 12, 2009, killing all 48 people aboard and at least one person on the ground, according to authorities. The 74-seat Q400 Bombardier aircraft, operated by Colgan Air, was flying from Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey to Buffalo Niagara International Airport (AP Photo/Dave Sherman)

February 12, 2010 7:56:27 AM PST
Relatives and friends of the passengers killed when Continental Connection Flight 3407 crashed outside Buffalo have begun a 10-mile memorial walk to mark the tragedy's one-year anniversary. About 200 people gathered at a fire hall in Clarence and walked the short distance to the street where the Newark-to-Buffalo flight plunged into a house, killing all 49 on board and a man inside the home.

After saying a prayer and laying a wreath at the now-vacant lot, the group set out for the Buffalo Niagara International Airport to complete the journey the ill-fated plane never finished.

"Miracle on the Hudson" co-pilot Jeffrey Skiles is among those leading the walk.


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