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  • Colgan Air Flight 3407, marketed as Continental Connection under a codeshare agreement with Continental Airlines, was a Bombardier Dash-8 Q400, registration number N200WQ, on a scheduled regional airline flight from Newark, New Jersey to Buffalo, New York. On February 12, 2009, at 10:17 p.m. EST the plane crashed into a house in Clarence Center, New York after experiencing an aerodynamic stall. All 49 people on board were killed, along with one person in the house. The accident, which triggered a wave of inquiries over the operations of regional airlines in the United States, was the first fatal accident of a commercial airliner in the U.S. since the August 2006 crash of Comair Flight 191, and was the most recent until the crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 on July 6, 2013 in San Francisco. It remains the most recent fatal crash of a U.S.-based commercial airline. Families of the accident's victims lobbied the U.S. Congress to enact more stringent regulations over regional carriers, and apply greater scrutiny to safe operating procedures and the working conditions of pilots. The Airline Safety and Federal Aviation Administrative Extension Act of 2010 required some of these regulation changes. Wikipedia

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