Plane Crash Kills 49 in Upstate New YorkS

Flight 3407, a commuter plane crashed into a home in upstate New York and erupted in flames earlier tonight. Authorities say the death toll is currently at 49 people. Update

The airplane was a Q400 Bombardier aircraft that was flying from Newark to Buffalo Niagra. It crashed into a suburban home at around 10pm, just ten miles from the airport in Buffalo. The reason for the crash is not yet known.

Update: A reader tipped us off that the Q400 had been previously banned in Scandinavia, after two crashes involving the plane - one in Lithuania and one in Denmark. In those cases, the landing gear had allegedly corroded. [AP]