Friday, February 13, 2009

Tragedy in Buffalo

With all the difficulty with the economy not to mention our involvement in two wars, the Miracle on the Hudson gave the country a chance to smile and rejoice in the heroism of Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenburger, the flight crew on U.S. Airways Flight 1549 and the port workers who saved the lives of all 150 passengers on board that flight. But with every miracle soon comes a tragedy to remind us that things too often don't go the way they should resulting in catastrophic consequences.

Last night, Continental Connection Flight 3407 bound from Newark to Buffalo crashed into a house outside of Buffalo killing all 49 passengers and crew as well as one person on the ground. It was the first commercial plane crash that resulted in a fatality in more than 2½ years. It is believed that ice on the wings may have caused the crash but the NTSB will obviously need to do a full investigation.

There will be no keys to the city handed out, no interviews on 60 Minutes and Letterman or standing ovation on Broadway.

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