Lawyers for families suing over the deadly 2009 crash of a plane into a house near Buffalo have won access to an internal safety report that the flight's operators had fought to keep private. Stamford resident and 9/11 widow Beverly Eckert died in the crash. Eckert co-founded New Canaan-based Voices of September 11th with Mary Fetchet.
The families of the crash victims will also be able to interview a retired Federal Aviation Administration inspector who, before the crash of Continental Connection Flight 3407, was critical of Colgan Air Inc., the now-defunct regional carrier that operated the Newark, N.J.-to-Buffalo flight for Continental Airlines. More.