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Investigator: Plane fell flat onto Buffalo house

Investigator: Plane fell flat onto Buffalo house

Investigator: Plane fell flat onto Buffalo house

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CLARENCE, N.Y. — Continental Connection Flight 3407's yoke was shaking as the plane fought to stay aloft, its deicing mechanisms pulsing to crack ice away.

The commuter plane was approaching a runway at Buffalo Niagara International Airport when its safety systems warned pilot Capt. Marvin Renslow that the plane was perilously close to losing lift and falling from the sky. The stick automatically pushed forward, the plane's nose dropping in a last-minute corrective measure before it belly-flopped onto a house in a fireball — landing with its nose pointed away from the runway.


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