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Crash Scene Now Focusing on Reconstruction

By Mark Scott

Clarence, NY – The crash scene of Flight 3407 is now transitioning from recovery to reconstruction.

Clarence town officials say the National Transportation Safety Board and the Erie County Medical Examiner's office are on target to finish Wednesday, allowing the site work to begin so that displaced residents can return.

Clarence Emergency Control Director David Bissonette said the state Department of Environmental Conservation will be the lead agency. At a news briefing Wednesday morning, he said private contractors will be hired to remove contaminated soil and repair superficial damage to nearby homes. But Bissonette said a home adjacent to the crash site will be torn down.

Bissonette said they're still hopeful of returning residents to their homes this weekend.