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Friday, February 13th, 2009 at 11:11 am

Statement on tragic accident

We were all shocked to wake up to the news this morning that late last night, a commuter plane crashed into a house outside of Buffalo, NY, killing all 49 people on board and 1 man in the home.

This morning the President released the following statement.

"Michelle and I are deeply saddened to hear of the tragic accident outside of Buffalo last night," President Obama said. "Our hearts go out to the families and friends who lost loved ones. I want to thank the brave first responders who arrived immediately to try and save lives and who are continuing to ensure the safety of everyone in the area. We pray for all those who have been touched by this terrible tragedy to find peace and comfort in the hard days ahead."
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Original URL: http://whitehouse.gov/blog/09/02/13/Statement-on-tragic-accident/

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