Continental airline crash kills 50 outside Buffalo including widow of WTC attacks.
New York, NY (JusticeNewsFlash.com)–The Associated Press (AP) released this morning Beverly Eckert, widow of Sean Rooney who was killed in the September 11, 2001 World Trade Center terrorists attacks, was aboard the Continental Commuter flight that crashed into a suburban Buffalo home on Thursday. Ironically, Eckert was one of the major backers of September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows.
Eckert, who co-founded “Voices of September 11” an advocacy group for survivors and families of 9/11, had just met with President Obama last Friday in Washington D.C. along with other family members of the 9/11 World Trade Center (WTC) attacks. Eckert, a resident of Stamford, Connecticut, was traveling to Buffalo to celebrate her deceased husband’s 58th birthday with family and friends. She was also scheduled to present a scholarship award to a Canisius High School student in her late husband’s name. Sean Rooney, one of the thousands who died in the September 11 terrorist attacks, was an alumni of Canisius High School. A scholarship had been established since his death in the WTC terrorist attacks when two jumbo commercial airlines crashed into the twin towers in New York City.
The Erie County Medical Examiner along with federal officials have established a command post at the fatal crash site and the investigation is in progress. According to state and federal officials one resident of the home died when the plane exploded into the residence and two other occupants survived and are being treated for their injuries.
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