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NTSB Updates Recovery at Crash Site

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By Mark Scott

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Buffalo, NY – Families of those killed when Flight 3407 crashed in Clarence toured the site of the catastrophic accident for the first time Monday. The National Transportation Safety Board updated reporters on the site visit and the ongoing recovery effort.

The NTSB says crews stopped work to honor the family members as they arrived. Fifty percent of the plane has been removed from the scene so far. The NTSB also says the same type of Continental Connection turboprop plane landed safely 27 minutes after the fatal crash at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport. Investigator Steve Chealander says the pilot of that later plane did experience similar icing conditions.

Click the audio player above to hear Monday's NTSB briefing now or use your podcasting software to download it to your computer or iPod.