Clarence Plane Crash
From the AP:

UPDATE; Officials say no survivors; 45 passengers, 4 crew members were on board, 1 person on ground.

BUFFALO, New York - New York state police said a 50-passenger commuter plane has crashed into a home in suburban Buffalo.

Fire officials said there were no survivors.

Authorities said Continental Airlines Flight 3407 was operated by Manassas, Va.-based Colgan Air. It was en route from Newark, N.J. to Buffalo. The FAA confirmed to NBC News producer Jay Blackman that there were 44 passengers and 4 crew members on board.

State Trooper John Manthey said the plane hit a house in Clarence around 10:10 p.m. EST Thursday. The house is engulfed in flames.

He says they don’t know whether there were any passengers on the plane. They also don’t know if there were any injuries in the home.

Manthey says the plane may have been headed to Buffalo Niagara International Airport. He says authorities have called the Federal Aviation Administration.

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