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New York Plane Crash Kills 50

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CLARENCE, N.Y. (AP) - A fire official says a commuter plane coming in for a landing at Buffalo Niagara International Airport "basically dove right into the top" of a house in a fiery explosion that killed all 49 people on board and one person on the ground.

Representatives from the National Transportation Safety Board were expected in Buffalo at 6 a.m. Friday to investigate the crash of Continental Connection Flight 3407.

The plane plummeted into a house about five miles from the airport around 10:20 p.m. Thursday. The airplane operated by Colgan Air was flying from Newark Liberty International Airport.

Clarence emergency control director Dave Bissonette says it "dove" into the house, remarkably missing neighboring homes in the Buffalo suburb.

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