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Forum wire reports, Published February 14 2009

NYTSB: Pieces being gathered from NY plane crash

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Investigators say they are gathering pieces of the commuter plane that crashed into a home near Buffalo, killing all 49 people aboard and one person on the ground.

National Transportation Safety Board spokesman Steve Chealander said early Saturday morning that they also have begun to undertake the somber task of removing the remains of victims. He said that the task could take several days.

NTSB officials have said the crew of Continental Connection Flight 3407 noticed significant ice buildup on the wings and windshield just before the aircraft plunged nose-first.

Chealander says the icing on the plane is just one of several things they are looking at.