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Friday, February 13, 2009

9/11 widow/activist killed in crash

One of the victims of the Buffalo plane crash was the widow of a man who died in the September 11 attacks, according to reports.

Beverly Eckert was flying to the city for a celebration of what would have been her husband Sean Rooney's 58th birthday.

Her sister Sue Bourque told the Buffalo News: "We know she was on that plane and now she's with him."

She said the family had not yet received official confirmation of her sister's fate, but the reality was setting in.

Mr Rooney, who was 50 when he died, was working in the World Trade Centre in the New York when terrorists flew two planes into the twin towers.

He left a message on his wife's voicemail saying: "There has been an explosion in World Trade One - that's the other building.

"It looks like a plane struck it. It's on fire at about the 90th floor. And it's, it's - it's horrible. Bye."

Ms Eckert became co-chairwoman of the group Voices of September 11th.

Sept. 11 Widow Killed in Buffalo Plane Crash --Sept. 11 widow, activist killed in plane crash 13 Feb 2009 One of the victims of the Buffalo commuter plane crash, Beverly Eckert, was a Sept. 11 widow who put her never-ending grief to good use to make the country safer. A week before her death, Eckert met with President Obama at the White House as part of a group of 9/11 families and relatives of those killed in the bombing of the USS Cole... She became part of a small group of Sept. 11 widows, mothers, and children who became amateur lobbyists, ultimately forcing lawmakers in 2004 to pass sweeping reforms of the U.S. intelligence apparatus.

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Records show Colgan flights had been fatality free 13 Feb 2009 Colgan Air, the operator of the Continental Connection turboprop plane that crashed in upstate New York on Thursday, has been flying for Continental Airlines since 1997 and operates propeller-driven planes out of the carrier’s hubs in Newark and Houston. In Colgan's 18-year history, according to National Transportation Safety Board records, Colgan had just one minor injury aboard a passenger flight...

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50 killed in NY plane crash; 2 Israelis suspected onboard --Foreign Ministry inquires on whereabouts of two Israeli nationals suspected to have been on flight that crashed in Buffalo, leaving all passengers dead. Continental Airlines says no knowledge of Israelis aboard flight 13 Feb 2009 Foreign Ministry sources following the plane crash in Buffalo, New York, which left 50 people dead, expressed concerns on Friday for the lives of two Israeli citizens who may have been onboard the aircraft.

9/11 Activist Who Sued Government Killed In Buffalo Plane Crash

Widow of Trade Center victim refused to be silenced after attacks
One of the passengers aboard the plane that crashed into a house 10 miles from Buffalo, New York, airport late on Thursday was a 9/11 widow who had questioned the official account of the attacks, sued the government and consistently lobbied for an Investigative Commission.

9/11 Cover-Up Connection: Black Boxes Found 15 Hours After Buffalo Crash\Yet FBI claimed that indestructible black boxes were never discovered following WTC attack
One of a plethora of cover-ups surrounding 9/11 is the FBI's contention that the black boxes onboard the two planes that crashed into the World Trade Center were never found, a claim that has been further discredited following the news that the black box onboard flight Q400 that crashed last night in New York was found within 15 hours.

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