Dick Collins says, "The crash of a DHC-8-400 (Q400) on approach to Buffalo, N. Y. brought on the all-time most egregious case of smoke and flames rulemaking by the FAA." http://airfactsjournal.com/2014/03/double-tragedy-colgan-air-flight-3407/
Susan Wehle was ordained the first American female #Jewish Renewal cantor in 2006. Prior to her death on Colgan Air Flight 3407 in 2009, Wehle was a cantor for Temple Beth Am in Williamsville, New York, and Temple Sinai in Amherst, New York, for nine years. She created one CD, Songs of Healing and Hope. She was the daughter of Holocaust survivors Hana and Kurt Wehle, and had two sons, Jonah and Jake. I am constantly reminded of her #beautiful spirit.
Schumer, Higgins: Possible Parallel Between 2009 Buffalo Crash and Recent Asiana Air Crash Should Lead FAA to Immediately Finalize Pilot Training Regs to Prevent Aerodynamic Stalls and to Propose Tougher International Rules at Upcoming UN Assembly
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A Bombardier DHC8-402 Q400 (DASH-8) operating as Flight 3407 departed late from Newark on February 12, 2009, at 9:20 p.m. EST. Shortly after the last communication by the flight crew with approach control at 10:17 p.m. the plane stalled less than a mile northeast of the locator outer marker while on an ILS approach to Runway 23 and crashed into a house in the northeast Buffalo suburb of Clarence Center about 5.0 nautical miles short of the runway threshold.