An emergency director says there have been “multiple fatalities” after a Continental Express plane with 48 people aboard crashed into a suburban Buffalo home and erupted in flames.
Authorities say Flight 3407 from Newark, N.J., hit a house in Clarence around 10:10 p.m. Thursday.
Clarence emergency control director Dave Bissonet says the crash killed one person on the ground and an unknown number of people on the plane.
He says the plane was approaching, about 10 miles away.
Twelve homes near the crash site have been evacuated.
Continental Airlines says the Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 operated by Manassas, Va.-based was operating between and Buffalo Niagara International Airport.