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In pictures: Buffalo plane crash

Plane wreckage in Clarence Center, New York state

Forty-nine people were killed when a flight from Newark to Buffalo crashed in Clarence Center, a suburb of Buffalo, in New York state. One person was also killed on the ground.

Smoke billows from the crash site in Clarence Center, Buffalo

Residents described hearing an "eerie" noise and feeling the impact as the plane crashed, then seeing a large explosion.

Firefighters spray water on to the blaze in the aftermath of the crash

Firefighters rushed to the scene minutes after the plane came down, but there were no survivors.

Firefighters spray foam around the tail section of the plane

Witnesses said the house hit by the plane was completely demolished, and that the stench of burning fuel permeated the area.

Residents run towards the site of the plane crash

Twelve other homes were evacuated around the crash site.

Homes silhouetted by smoke and flames

Clarence emergency control director Dave Bissonette said the crash could "have easily wiped out that entire neighbourhood".

Wreckage from the plane burns in Clarence Center, Buffalo

It is not yet clear what caused the crash. Local weather reports said there was light snow and fog at the time.



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