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Feb 12, 2010 9:19 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

NY plane crash anniversary observed with walk

The Newark-to-Buffalo trip of Continental Connection Flight 3407 ended tragically early in a fiery crash into a home last Feb. 12. Now, relatives and friends of the passengers killed plan to complete the journey.

Joined by "Miracle on the Hudson" co-pilot Jeffrey Skiles, about 500 people are expected to walk from the crash site in suburban Clarence to Buffalo Niagara International Airport on Friday's first anniversary of the accident.

What would've been five miles by air is about double on foot.

Organizers say the walk is meant to honor the lives lost, but also to push proposed safety legislation that addresses pilot training, fatigue and other issues cited by investigators.

The crash killed all 49 people aboard the plane and the home's owner.

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