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Fiery plane crash in upstate NY kills 50 people

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Airline officials now say 50 people are dead after a commuter plane crashed into a home near Buffalo.

Officials of Colgan Air had earlier said 48 people were on the plane. It now appears the plane was carrying 44 passengers, four crew members and one off-duty pilot.

The plane was operating Thursday night as Continental Connection Flight 3407.

Pinnacle Airlines says the pilot was Capt. Marvin Renslow. Pinnacle is the parent company of Colgan Air.

The first officer was Rebecca Shaw. Flight attendants were Matilda Quintero and Donna Prisco.

Pinnacle says the off-duty crew member was Capt. Joseph Zuffoletto.

Online Producer: Mike Verlo

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