10:15AM

CLARENCE, N.Y. (AP) - The rubble of a home is still smoking near Buffalo, N.Y., where a Continental commuter plane crashed last night, killing all 49 people on board. A person in the house that was struck by the plane was also killed. It's the nation's first fatal crash of a commercial airliner in 2 1/2 years.

Information on the plane
9:15AM

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has voiced condolences to the families of people lost in the crash of a commuter passenger jet in upstate New York.

In a statement released by the White House Friday morning, Obama said that "Michelle and I are deeply saddewned to hear of the tragic accident outside of Buffalo."

Bombardier Q400 planes have had problems

Obama said that "our hearts go out to the families and friends who lost loved ones" on Continental Connection Flight 3407 Thursday night. He also said he wanted to thank the "brave first responders" who initially arrived on the scene, not far from the Buffalo airport, to try and save lives.


8:49AM

CLARENCE, N.Y. (AP) - Colgan Air now says 50 dead in NY plane crash, including 1 off-duty pilot.

Amateur YouTube video of the crash:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPoqhEHKNQk

8:21AM


BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Airline officials now say 50 people are dead after a commuter plane crashed into a home near Buffalo.
     
Officials of Colgan Air had earlier said 48 people were on the plane. It now appears the plane was carrying 44 passengers, four crew members and one off-duty pilot.