10 years later: Remembering Flight 3407

February 12, 2019 07:12 AM

CLARENCE CENTER, N.Y. (WHEC) -- Tuesday marks 10 years since Flight 3407 went down outside Buffalo, killing everyone on board. People from all over the country are coming to Western New York to remember the victims.

On Feb.12, 2009, 50 people were killed when a plane flying from Newark to Buffalo crashed into a home in Clarence Center.

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Representative Chris Collins spoke with WGRZ, the NBC affiliate in Buffalo. He lived only two miles from where the crash happened. He says the crash still haunts him.

"It was surreal, I mean, you can't prepare for this," Collins said. "It was like a scene out of a movie, but it was real. And you could see the flames."

Collins was the Erie County executive back when the crash happened 

A memorial service will be held at the Zion Lutheran church in Clarence at 8 p.m. Tuesday. A vigil at the crash site on Long Street will follow the service. 


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