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The Crash of Flight 3407

Flight 3407 – Reuters
CREDIT: Gary Wiepert, Reuters [via]

Last night, Con­ti­nen­tal Flight 3407 crashed in route from Newark to Buf­fa­lo Nia­gara Inter­na­tion­al Air­port, just a few miles from its sched­uled des­ti­na­tion. The crash site is just five or six miles from where I grew up, in a sub­urb of Buf­fa­lo, NY.

The Buf­fa­lo News has a liv­ing top­ic page ded­i­cat­ed to cov­er­age of the event, which they are updat­ing with arti­cles, pho­tos, video and oth­er resources, as they are put up. They also start­ed live blog­ging the sto­ry, and link­ing to out­side resources pro­vid­ed by cit­i­zen jour­nal­ists.

CNN is car­ry­ing live video from the local NBC affli­ate.

My heart goes out to the vic­tims, their fam­i­lies and the near­by com­mu­ni­ties. It’s impor­tant to remem­ber that these things rarely hap­pen, but when they do, espe­cial­ly so close to home, it’s impos­si­ble not to feel sad.