Aircraft crashes into house in New York state (Lead)February 13th, 2009 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Feb 13 (IANS) An aircraft with 48 passengers on board crashed into a house in a suburb of Buffalo in upstate New York, media reports said Friday.
Authorities from across western New York were rushing to the scene in the Buffalo suburb called Clarence Center, wgrz.com reported.
Authorities said it was a Continental Airlines commuter plane travelling from Newark, New Jersey to Buffalo.
An official said: “The scene is being secured. State police has secured the area.”
He said that one home was “seriously damaged”, peripheral damage was suffered by nearby homes.
Buffalo News said: “Forty-nine people reportedly died when the aircraft crashed into a house in Clarence Center shortly after 10 p.m.” Thursday.
The crash led to a huge fire which poured thick smoke throughout the suburb.
Unconfirmed reports from a source at Buffalo Niagara International Airport said that the dead included 44 passengers, four crew members and a person on the ground.
CNN quoted an official of the Federal Aviation Administration as saying there were 48 people aboard.
County Executive Chris Collins said crew members of the turboprop aircraft had reported mechanical problems as they approached Buffalo Niagara International Airport.
Several injured people were taken from the scene to Erie County Medical Center for treatment.
An official said: “Right now there are fires are going still. We evacuated 12 homes.”
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