Flight 3407 http://news.wbfo.org en Flight 3407 wrongful death lawsuits settled http://news.wbfo.org/post/flight-3407-wrongful-death-lawsuits-settled <p>All federal lawsuits stemming from the crash of of Continental Connection Flight 3407 have now been settled. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 21:57:00 +0000 WBFO Newsroom 41192 at http://news.wbfo.org Flight 3407 wrongful death lawsuits settled Flight 3407 families celebrate announcement of new pilot training rules http://news.wbfo.org/post/flight-3407-families-celebrate-announcement-new-pilot-training-rules <p>Families of Colgan Air Flight 3407 are celebrating the Federal Aviation Administration's announcement of new pilot training rules.&nbsp; The FAA issued the final rules in Washington earlier Tuesday.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 23:11:42 +0000 Eileen Buckley 38107 at http://news.wbfo.org Flight 3407 families celebrate announcement of new pilot training rules Judge allows internal Colgan report in Flight 3407 trial http://news.wbfo.org/post/judge-allows-internal-colgan-report-flight-3407-trial <p>The families of the victims of Continental Connection Flight 3407 have won two key court battles, ahead of an expected trial next spring. Tue, 03 Sep 2013 16:45:04 +0000 WBFO Newsroom 36496 at http://news.wbfo.org Judge allows internal Colgan report in Flight 3407 trial Flight 3407 families meet with new Transportation Secretary Foxx http://news.wbfo.org/post/flight-3407-families-meet-new-transportation-secretary-foxx <p>The Families of Continental Flight 3407 were back in Washington Wednesday to have their first meeting with new Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 19:55:16 +0000 Jim Ranney 35628 at http://news.wbfo.org Flight 3407 families meet with new Transportation Secretary Foxx FAA issues new qualification rules for co-pilots, Flight 3407 families react http://news.wbfo.org/post/faa-issues-new-qualification-rules-co-pilots-flight-3407-families-react <p>The <a href="http://www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/rulemaking/recently_published/media/2120-AJ67.pdf">Federal Aviation Administration</a> announced Wednesday it is increasing pilot qualification requirements for co-pilots who fly U.S. passenger and cargo airlines.&nbsp;<br>Flight 3407 families are applauding new requirements.&nbsp; WBFO'S Eileen Buckley says the families gathered at Clarence Town Hall Wednesday to react to the changes they've been aggressively fighting for the past four years.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 10:00:00 +0000 WBFO Newsroom 35079 at http://news.wbfo.org FAA issues new qualification rules for co-pilots, Flight 3407 families react Flight 3407 family member says latest air disaster is 'very upsetting' http://news.wbfo.org/post/flight-3407-family-member-says-latest-air-disaster-very-upsetting <p>The details unfolding in the latest air disaster are all too familiar for the families of Continental Connection Flight 3407, which crashed in Clarence in 2009.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Eileen Buckley & Mike Desmond 35027 at http://news.wbfo.org Flight 3407 family member says latest air disaster is 'very upsetting' Court: County responsible for cost of Flight 3407 cleanup http://news.wbfo.org/post/court-county-responsible-cost-flight-3407-cleanup <p>Erie County has lost its bid to recover the money it spent in the aftermath of the 2009 crash of Continental Connection Flight 3407 in Clarence. Tue, 12 Mar 2013 16:43:51 +0000 AP 31588 at http://news.wbfo.org Report questions safety commitment of major airlines http://news.wbfo.org/post/report-questions-safety-commitment-major-airlines <p>Despite the stunning revelations of safety shortcomings that emerged in the aftermath of the crash of Flight 3407, the airline industry is moving begrudgingly to raise universal standards. Mon, 18 Feb 2013 14:38:39 +0000 Mike Desmond 30969 at http://news.wbfo.org Report questions safety commitment of major airlines FAA promises new flight crew training to Flight 3407 families http://news.wbfo.org/post/faa-promises-new-flight-crew-training-flight-3407-families <p>Flight 3407 families received some encouraging news for the Federal Aviation Administration Wednesday, one day after lobbying in Washington on the four year anniversary of the crash of Continental Connection Flight 3407.</p><p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 15:16:47 +0000 Mike Desmond 30868 at http://news.wbfo.org FAA promises new flight crew training to Flight 3407 families On eve of anniversary, Flight 3407 families back in Washington http://news.wbfo.org/post/eve-anniversary-flight-3407-families-back-washington <p>With the fourth anniversary of the Clarence Center crash of Colgan Air Flight 3407 Tuesday, 47 survivors of crash victims are flying to Washington today to lobby for new safety rules. Mon, 11 Feb 2013 14:53:31 +0000 Mike Desmond 30765 at http://news.wbfo.org On eve of anniversary, Flight 3407 families back in Washington Many Flight 3407 lawsuits settled, 11 could go to trial http://news.wbfo.org/post/many-flight-3407-lawsuits-settled-11-could-go-trial <p>Nearly four years after the crash of Continental Flight 3407 in Clarence, about a dozen wrongful death lawsuits remain in federal court. Wed, 16 Jan 2013 18:33:18 +0000 AP 30052 at http://news.wbfo.org Many Flight 3407 lawsuits settled, 11 could go to trial New book "Attention All Passengers" addresses airline safety http://news.wbfo.org/post/new-book-attention-all-passengers-addresses-airline-safety <p>A longtime writer about the airline industry has a new book called "Attention All Passengers."&nbsp; William McGee recently visited our studio's to talk with WBFO's Mike Desmond.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 27 Nov 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Mike Desmond 28608 at http://news.wbfo.org New book "Attention All Passengers" addresses airline safety Nearly four years later, aviation safety changes still stalled http://news.wbfo.org/post/nearly-four-years-later-aviation-safety-changes-still-stalled <p>The fourth anniversary of the crash of Flight 3407 is approaching and a number of aviation safety changes still have not gone into effect. Fri, 16 Nov 2012 15:40:32 +0000 Mike Desmond 28316 at http://news.wbfo.org Nearly four years later, aviation safety changes still stalled Scholarship in honor of Alison Des Forges http://news.wbfo.org/post/scholarship-honor-alison-des-forges <p>A new scholarship for graduates of the Buffalo Public Schools interested in studying human rights - will be available at UB next year</p> Mon, 10 Sep 2012 14:20:27 +0000 Chris Caya 26143 at http://news.wbfo.org Scholarship in honor of Alison Des Forges Safety still a concern with regional air service http://news.wbfo.org/post/safety-still-concern-regional-air-service <p>The flight safety measures that arose after the crash of Flight 3407 in Clarence have not changed the culture among airlines.</p> Sun, 15 Jul 2012 14:57:50 +0000 Chris Jamele 24201 at http://news.wbfo.org Safety still a concern with regional air service Flight 3407 memorial dedicated at Clarence crash site http://news.wbfo.org/post/flight-3407-memorial-dedicated-clarence-crash-site <p>Flight 3407 families were scheduled to gather for a dedication of a new memorial Saturday at the site of the deadly plane crash in Clarence that killed 50 people in February 2009.</p> Sat, 02 Jun 2012 05:30:00 +0000 Eileen Buckley 22684 at http://news.wbfo.org Flight 3407 memorial dedicated at Clarence crash site New safety concerns arise at Pinnacle Airlines http://news.wbfo.org/post/new-safety-concerns-arise-pinnacle-airlines <p>A recent development once again calls into question the safety commitment at regional airlines.</p> Mon, 14 May 2012 12:42:44 +0000 WBFO Newsroom 21954 at http://news.wbfo.org New safety concerns arise at Pinnacle Airlines Pinnacle Airlines CEO resigns http://news.wbfo.org/post/pinnacle-airlines-ceo-resigns <p>The embattled leader of Pinnacle Airlines has resigned.</p> Thu, 19 Apr 2012 20:06:52 +0000 WBFO Newsroom 21058 at http://news.wbfo.org Flight 3407 widow writes book http://news.wbfo.org/post/flight-3407-widow-writes-book <p>Flight 3407 widow Robin Tolsma releases her new book later today titled “Everything Changed.”</p> Mon, 16 Apr 2012 14:23:38 +0000 Eileen Buckley 20912 at http://news.wbfo.org Flight 3407 widow writes book Pinnacle Airlines files for bankruptcy http://news.wbfo.org/post/pinnacle-airlines-files-bankruptcy <p>Pinnacle Airlines has filed for bankruptcy protection in order to deal with its mounting debt and costs. Pinnacle is the parent company of Colgan Air, which operated Continental Connection Flight 3407 which crashed in Clarence in 2009, killing 50 people</p> Mon, 02 Apr 2012 19:45:00 +0000 WBFO Newsroom 20439 at http://news.wbfo.org Pinnacle Airlines files for bankruptcy FAA proposes fine against regional air carrier that was involved in Flight 3407 crash http://news.wbfo.org/post/faa-proposes-fine-against-regional-air-carrier-was-involved-flight-3407-crash <p>WASHINGTON (AP) Federal authorities are proposing a $153,000 fine against a regional airline involved in the fatal crash in Clarence, N.Y. that raised concerns about pilot fatigue.</p> Fri, 02 Mar 2012 17:34:12 +0000 WBFO Newsroom 19359 at http://news.wbfo.org FAA proposes fine against regional air carrier that was involved in Flight 3407 crash FAA proposed increasing flying experience http://news.wbfo.org/post/faa-proposed-increasing-flying-experience <p>The Federal Aviation Administration has proposed increasing flying experience minimums from the current 250 hours to 15-hundred hours before it would grant pilot certification.</p> Tue, 28 Feb 2012 14:39:34 +0000 Bert Gambini 19222 at http://news.wbfo.org FAA proposed increasing flying experience Anniversary of Flight 3407 recognized http://news.wbfo.org/post/anniversary-flight-3407-recognized <p>The Families of Flight 3407 along with members of the general public will participate in a candlelight procession tonight.</p> Sun, 12 Feb 2012 15:03:37 +0000 Chris Jamele 18667 at http://news.wbfo.org Anniversary of Flight 3407 recognized Pinnacle Airlines may be forced to file for bankruptcy http://news.wbfo.org/post/pinnacle-airlines-may-be-forced-file-bankruptcy <p>Pinnacle Airlines may be forced to file for bankruptcy.</p> Fri, 20 Jan 2012 23:06:05 +0000 Mark Wozniak 18003 at http://news.wbfo.org Pinnacle Airlines may be forced to file for bankruptcy New Pilot fatigue rules issued: Flight 3407 families celebrate news http://news.wbfo.org/post/new-pilot-fatigue-rules-issued-flight-3407-families-celebrate-news <p>Brand new pilot fatigue rules have been announced Wednesday by the acting head of the Federal Aviation Administration.</p> Wed, 21 Dec 2011 15:04:26 +0000 Eileen Buckley & Bert Gambini 16907 at http://news.wbfo.org New Pilot fatigue rules issued: Flight 3407 families celebrate news Flight 3407 family member upset with latest FAA delay; young family member draws crash picture http://news.wbfo.org/post/flight-3407-family-member-upset-latest-faa-delay-young-family-member-draws-crash-picture <p>Families of the victims of Continental Flight 3407 are also outraged at the continued delay in the process.</p> Fri, 02 Dec 2011 13:55:27 +0000 Eileen Buckley 16240 at http://news.wbfo.org Flight 3407 family member upset with latest FAA delay; young family member draws crash picture Another missed deadline for new pilot fatigue rule; Flight 3407 families outraged http://news.wbfo.org/post/another-missed-deadline-new-pilot-fatigue-rule-flight-3407-families-outraged <p>The Federal Aviation Administration has again missed another deadline to begin a new pilot fatigue rule.</p> Fri, 02 Dec 2011 13:42:00 +0000 Eileen Buckley 16206 at http://news.wbfo.org Another missed deadline for new pilot fatigue rule; Flight 3407 families outraged Western New York delegation calls for investigation into Colgan http://news.wbfo.org/post/western-new-york-delegation-calls-investigation-colgan <p>Western New York Congressional leaders and U.S. Senators from New York are calling on the U.S. Attorney to investigate Colgan Airlines regarding emails about the pilot from the crash of the Continental Connection Flight 3407 in February 2009.</p> Sun, 30 Oct 2011 00:50:20 +0000 Eileen Buckley 15098 at http://news.wbfo.org Western New York delegation calls for investigation into Colgan Schumer demands hearing on Colgan emails http://news.wbfo.org/post/schumer-demands-hearing-colgan-emails <p>U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is demanding a hearing be held on why emails about a Colgan Air pilot were not revealed at the N-T-S-B hearings for the crash of Flight 3407.</p> Tue, 25 Oct 2011 20:53:35 +0000 Eileen Buckley 14943 at http://news.wbfo.org Schumer demands hearing on Colgan emails Emails point to unqualified Cogan pilot from Flight 3407 http://news.wbfo.org/post/emails-point-unqualified-cogan-pilot-flight-3407 <p>New information has surfaced in the case against Colgan Air involving the fatal crash of Continental Connection Flight 3407 in Clarence.</p> Fri, 21 Oct 2011 21:01:20 +0000 Eileen Buckley 14859 at http://news.wbfo.org Emails point to unqualified Cogan pilot from Flight 3407