Emergency teams have recovered the flight recorders of the plane that crashed on the outskirts of Buffalo in the the US, killing 49 people on board and one on the ground. These should shed light on why the aircraft apparently suddenly came down.
The victims’ families have been arriving at Buffalo airport throughout the day. The company which operated the flight is trying to comfort them. Philip H. Trenary, CEO of Colgan Air said: “I don’t think there’s anything I can say to the families that would ease their pain. You say you’re sorry, you… ask what you can do. That’s about it.” The Bombardier turboprop plane was en route to Buffalo from Newark, when it came down in a residential area near the airport. Investigators say it is incredible that only one house was destroyed and that more people on the ground were not killed.
One of the victims is believed to have been the widow of a man killed in the September 11 attacks.