Plane Crash In New York State, 9/11 victim's wife aboard.
Feb 13 2009, 08:43 AM
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Plane crash in NY state kills 49 - BBC
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A partial list of passengers aboard Flight 3407
Buffalo State College provided this October 2002 photograph of former student and ice hockey player Maddy Loftus, who died in the Flight 3407 crash.
This is partial list of the passengers and crew aboard Continental Connection Flight 3407 as assembled by The Buffalo News. Also listed is the victim killed in the home struck by the airplane. The list will be updated as passengers are confirmed.
Pilot, Capt. Marvin Dean Renslow, 47, of Lutz, Fla. Records show Renslow, an Iowa native, was a small-business owner in Florida before joining Colgan Air in September 2005.
First flight officer Rebecca Lynne Shaw, 24, of Maple Valley, Washington, had joined Colgan Air in January 2008 and had flown 2,244 hours with Colgan. Records show she was certified as a flight instructor.
Flight attendant Matilda Quintero, 57, of Woodbridge, N.J., had been a flight attendant for just a year, and was hired by Colgan Air in May 2008.
Flight attendant Donna Prisco.
Capt. Joseph Zuffoletto, 27, an off-duty crew member from Jamestown. He joined Colgan Air in 2005 and was recently promoted to captain. He rented an apartment with two friends in Jamestown, where Colgan stationed him. Born in Rochester, he was raised in California. He has a grandmother in Cheektowaga.
Former Amherst resident Beverly Eckert, the widow of Sean Rooney, who was killed in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Eckert was traveling to Buffalo for a family celebration of what would have been her husband's 58th birthday.
Alison Des Forges, 66, who once taught at the University at Buffalo, historian and human rights activist who documented the 1994 genocide in Rwanda.
Ellyce Kausner, 24, a graduate of Clarence High School and Canisius College, who was a second-year student at Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville, Fla. She was traveling home to visit her family and boyfriend before final exams.
Madeline Loftus, 24, a former Buffalo State College student who lives in New Jersey. She was on her way to reunite with 14 other alumni of Buffalo State's women's ice hockey team for a game Saturday. Loftus played for the school team from 2002 to 2004.
Jerome Krasuski, 53, was returning home to Cheektowaga with three other colleagues from Northrop Grumman from a one-day business trip. The former North Tonawanda resident worked as a program manager for the Williamsville defense contractor for more than 20 years. Krasuski's three Northrop Grumman colleagues also died in the crash.
Susan Wehle, 55, cantor at Temple Beth Am, Amherst, was returning home from a vacation in Costa Rica. The daughter of Holocaust survivors, Wehle was a cantorial soloist at Temple Sinai in Amherst for nearly 10 years before joining Temple Beth Am in 2002. She has two sons, Jonah and Jake.
Don McDonald, 48, of Fort Erie, Ont., was a technical manager at Pharmetics, Inc. in Fort Erie for 26 years. "Don was returning from New Jersey where he was reviewing some packaging equipment that the company was planning to buy," said Peter Lucyshyn, vice-president of quality operations.
Zhaofang Guo, 55, of Amherst, a Ford employee and husband of Ping Wang, a researcher at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
Rochester native Gerry Niewood, 64, and jazz guitarist Coleman Mellett, 34, of East Brunswick, N.J., both musicians with the Chuck Mangione Band, were scheduled to perform tonight at Kleinhans Music Hall. Niewood played saxophone and flute. He played frequently at the original Tralfamador Cafe in the 1970s, and returned frequently to play Buffalo venues.
Mary "Belle" Pettys, 50, of West Seneca, was returning to Buffalo area from a business trip to New Jersey. Pettys had spent 25 years working for BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York and since 2006 had been employed by TriZetto, a healthcare company. She got engaged last December on her birthday, and was to be married this June.
David M. Borner, 49, of Pendleton, who worked for Kraft Foods, was returning from a business trip in New Jersey. He had planned to leave for a Florida cruise with his family this morning. He has one child in Starpoint High School and another in Starpoint Middle School.
Lorin Maurer, 30, of Princeton, N.J. worked for Princeton University's Office of Development Priorities. She was traveling to Buffalo for the first time to attend the wedding of Keith Kuwik, brother of her boyfriend, Kevin Kuwik. Both are sons of former Erie County Legislator Edward J. Kuwik of Lackawanna.
Jean Srnecz, 59, senior vice-president of merchandising for book distributer Baker & Taylor, was traveling to the Buffalo area to visit family. She was a gradulate of D'Youville College.
Douglas C. Wielinski, 61, an engineer and veteran, was believed to be in the dining room of the family's Clarence Center home when the airplane crashed into the house. Wielinski's wife, Karen, was able to escape by crawling out of the family room in the rear of the house. His daughter, Jill, was blown out of the house, officials said.
Clay Yarber, 62, of Riverside, Calif., was originally from Dayton, Ohio, and became a musician after serving in the Vietnam War, according to his ex-wife. He was headed to Buffalo to spend time with a friend.
Kevin Johnston, an employee at the Henkel Corp. facility in Buffalo. The plant was closed today in Johnston's honor.
John G. Roberts III, 48, a Lewiston native who lived in India, was returning home to visit his family. He had been active in St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church in Niagara Falls when he had resided in the area.
Ronald Gonzalez, 44, director of a youth services program in New Brunswick, N.J., was flying into Buffalo to visit relatives. He previously was executive director of Alianza Latina, a nonprofit organization addressing HIV/AIDS in Buffalo.
Bethany Kushner, 19, of Angola, was returning home after spending a few weeks in California. She was a 2007 graduate of Eden Junior-Senior High School. She attended Keuka College for a year, and planned to complete her studies at Buffalo State College. Nicole Korczykowski, whose parents live in Eden, worked for a New York City-area investment firm.
After attending Nichols School, she graduated in 2001 from the University at Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business, where she had a concentration in finance. Since then, she's been living in New York City, and has been working for various finance firms in that area.
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