Continental Airlines Express Air Crash

The industry suffered yet another crash last night, as a Continental commuter aircraft operated by Colgan Air apparently dove into a house shortly before it was scheduled to land in Buffalo. All 49 crew members and passengers on the aircraft were killed, as was one person who was in the house.

The aircraft involved was a Bombardier Q400.

Bloomberg reports this morning that the aircraft, registration number N200WQ, was ordered by Pinnacle Airlines in 2007 and handed over to the carrier’s Colgan Air unit on April 16 last year. Colgan was operating it on behalf of Continental Airlines, Inc.