Last night, Continental flight 3407 went down in Clarence, NY. The plane, operated by Colgan Air, was on its way to Buffalo, NY, from Newark, NJ. 50 souls were lost: 44 passengers, two pilots, two flight attendants, one off-duty pilot, and one man who was in the residence the plane crashed into.
As a resident of Buffalo, the crash was 20 miles away from me. However, friends and I gathered on twitter shortly after it happened, trying to sort out details and being a community, we were all affected.
As the Buffalo area struggles to embrace the enormity of this situation, please direct your prayers and thoughts to the families who lost loved ones, and those who are still waiting to find out. Please pray for the emergency crews, the city of Buffalo, the town of Clarence, and all the organizations who are working hard to take care of this horrible mess.
The above graphic was made by local designer Mark Brickey from Hero Design Studio in Buffalo. Please blog this as a memorial for flight 3407.