Plane crash in New York state kills 49 people

Authorities say 49 people are dead after a commuter plane crashed into a home in suburban Buffalo and erupted in flames late Thursday.

State police say all 48 people aboard the Continental Connection Flight 3407 are dead.

Clarence emergency control director Dave Bissonet says the crash also killed one person on the ground.

The turboprop plane from Newark, New Jersey, hit a house in Clarence around 10:10 p.m. Thursday (0300 GMT, Friday).

Bissonet says the plane was approaching Buffalo Niagara International Airport, about 10 miles away.

Twelve homes near the crash site have been evacuated.

Continental Airlines says the Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 operated by Manassas, Virginia-based Colgan Air was operating between Newark Liberty International Airport and Buffalo Niagara International Airport.

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