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President will meet with Flight 3407 families

By Mark Scott

Buffalo, NY – President Barack Obama will reportedly meet with Flight 3407 families during his visit to Buffalo Thursday.

Washington sources say they're hearing Mr. Obama will have a private meeting with representatives of the families to discuss aviation safety. The time and location of the meeting have not been disclosed.

Before word of the meeting surfaced, Congressman Chris Lee said in a WBFO News interview that he was hoping the President would make time for the families, "to talk about the need for aviation safety improvement."

Fifty people were killed when a Continental Connection commuter plane crashed in Clarence in February 2009.

The House and Senate have approved different bills that would improve pilot training. But efforts to merge the two bills have not met with success.