Colgan Air Dash 8 Q400 crashes in New York state

A Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 operated by Colgan Air has crashed in New York state. There are no indications of survivors from the 48 passengers and crewon board flight 3407. Continental Airlines states that it hasdispatched representatives to Buffalo to assist with the inquiry.

Read the initial report into the incident and listen to edited air traffic transmissions with the Colgan Air Bombardier Q400 from the ATC Control Tower.

Here is a graphic showing the approach of the crash:

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┬ęTim Bicheno-Brown/Flightglobal


Read our profile of the Bombardier Q400 and see images from the incident, plus join the discussion on this tragedy.

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One Response to Colgan Air Dash 8 Q400 crashes in New York state

  1. Mike 17 February, 2009 at 1:28 am #

    Colgan had a new plane of the best type for this operation. Dehavilland makes the best STOL planes in the world, for the last 55 years. This plane was new. A similar plane flew the same route and landed in Buffalo 25 minutes behind the doomed light.
    Let’s let the NTSB process unfold, so that the facts may be established and air safety enhanced. Machines and crews are not infallible, but Colgan appears to have had the best planes and the best crews working this route. Let’s not throw stones. Let’s just find out the facts and the cause and implement the recommendations ASAP.

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