Bali Plane Crash


The link below is to an article reporting on the latest news concerning the Bali Plane crash.

For more visit:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/apr/13/indonesian-plane-crashes-into-sea-off-bali

Bali: Plane Crash – None Dead


The link below is to an article reporting on a plane crash into the sea near Bali. All have survived the crash.

For more visit:
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/plane-crashes-into-water-off-denpasar-international-airport/story-e6frg6so-1226619829996

Indonesia: Air Force Plane Hits Housing Complex


NEW YORK STATE: 49 DEAD IN PLANE CRASH


Tragedy has struck Buffalo in New York State (USA) with a commuter plane crashing into a home. The crash and fiery explosion that followed has killed all 48 people on board the plane and one person on the ground.

Continental Connection Flight 3407 (Colgan Air) struck the home in Buffalo at about 10.20 pm. The plane involved was a 74-seat Q400 Bombardier aircraft which was carrying a large quantity of fuel when it exploded on impact with the house.

The flight was taking passengers from Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey to Buffalo Niagara International Airport in New York State. According to reports, the weather at the time was light snow, some fog and 17 mph winds.

According to witnesses the plane sounded like it was having problems just prior to the crash. The plane has been reported as flying low, with the left wing a little lower than the right. According to air control the plane simply dropped off the radar.

Authorities at the Department of Homeland Security have been quick to rule out terrorism as a cause for the crash. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the accident, along with the Federal Aviation Administration.

A family assistance number is available for family and friends of those involved in the crash: 1-800-621-3263.

NEW YORK PLANE CRASH


This morning (Australian time) an airliner was forced to ditch into the Hudson River, New York, after hitting a flock of birds which damaged two engines. Incredibly all on board the plane survived the incident.

The pilot has been praised for his handling of the incident, including staying on board the plane to ensure that everyone got off the plane safely.

BELOW: Reports on the incident