SOURCE: Pinnacle Airlines

Pinnacle Airlines

February 13, 2009 01:20 ET

Colgan Air Responds to Flight 3407 Accident

MANASSAS, VA--(Marketwire - February 13, 2009) - Continental Connection flight number 3407, operated by Colgan Air, Inc., was involved in an accident at about 10:20 p.m. EST today while the aircraft, a Bombardier Dash 8 Q400, was operating between Newark Liberty International Airport and Buffalo Niagara International Airport.

The accident occurred in the vicinity of Buffalo Niagara International Airport.

Preliminary information indicates that the aircraft carried 44 passengers and a crew of four, although this is subject to confirmation.

At this time, the full resources of Colgan Air's accident response team are being mobilized and will be devoted to cooperating with all authorities responding to the accident and to contacting family members and providing assistance to them.

Airline personnel and local authorities have already begun working to confirm the number of people on board and their identities.

Relatives and friends of those traveling on flight 3407 who want to give or receive information about those on board may telephone the family assistance number at 1-800-621-3263.

Colgan Air will continue to release additional information as it is confirmed.

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