(From Guardian Unlimited)
A commuter plane has ploughed into a home in suburban Buffalo, New York, killing at least 49 people, authorities said.
The Q400 Bombardier turboprop aircraft operated by Colgan Air, a Virginia-based regional carrier, on behalf of Continental Airlines, crashed at about 10.20pm (5.20am GMT), hitting a home in the town of Clarence Center and bursting into a fireball, according to witnesses. TV footage showed the tail of the plane visible amid the burning wreckage. State police said all 44 passengers and four crew on board flight 3407 died in the crash, along with one person on the ground.
"The whole sky was lit up orange," …