HRC Body count
Colgan Air Flight 3407, marketed as Continental Connection under a codeshare agreement with Continental Airlines, was a scheduled passenger flight from Newark, New Jersey, to Buffalo, New York, which crashed on February 12, 2009. The aircraft, a Bombardier Dash-8 Q400, entered an aerodynamic stall from which it did not recover and crashed into a house in Clarence Center, New York at 10:17 p.m. EST (03:17 UTC), killing all 49 passengers and crew on board, as well as one person inside the house.
Victims (seperate article w/victims http://www.thereporteronline.com/article/RO/20090216/NEWS/302169999 )
A total of 50 people died, including the 49 passengers and crew on board when the aircraft was destroyed, and one resident of the house that was struck. There were four injuries on the ground, including two other people inside the home at the time of the crash. Among the dead were:
Alison Des Forges, a human rights investigator and an expert on the Rwandan genocide.
Beverly Eckert, who became co-chair of the 9/11 Family Steering Committee and a leader of Voices of September 11 after her husband Sean Rooney was killed in the September 11 attacks. She was en route to Buffalo to celebrate her husband's 58th birthday and award a scholarship in his memory at Canisius High School.
comment -- Beverly Eckert was on Plane that Crashed on 2/12/2009………….. Thorn in Obama’s adm.s ASS……………..HRC ordered that plane crashed …………… After September 11 Edit
Eckert commissioned this mural at Glenbrook train station, where her husband had once waited during his commute to work. The image depicts her husband's favorite golf course.
Plaque at the mural at Glenbrook train station
Eckert became a leading activist among 9/11 victims' families, joining with others in lobbying for creation of the 9/11 Commission, improvements to national security, and for creation of a memorial at the World Trade Center site. In pressing federal elected officials to do a better job in protecting Americans from terrorism, she was among a number of 9/11 victims' family members active in pressing for sweeping reforms of U.S. intelligence. She also spoke in opposition to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Eckert was the co-chairperson of the group Voices of September 11.
Locally, Eckert worked with Stamford city officials on various memorial projects. She left her job at General Re and volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and, beginning in September 2008, as a tutor at the Julia A. Stark Elementary School. She was also a member of the Glenbrook Neighborhood Association. In honor of her husband and other victims, Eckert planted birch trees near a trail in Cove Island Park where she and Rooney learned to in-line skate. At the Glenbrook train station, where her husband commuted to work, she commissioned a mural and planted a sycamore tree as a memorial. Shortly before her death, she joined a neighborhood association committee to improve the station.
On December 19, 2003, Eckert published her famous manifesto, "My Silence Cannot be Bought:"
I've chosen to go to court rather than accept a payoff from the 9/11 victims compensation fund. Instead, I want to know what went so wrong with our intelligence and security systems that a band of religious fanatics was able to turn four U.S passenger jets into an enemy force, attack our cities and kill 3,000 civilians with terrifying ease. I want to know why two 110-story skyscrapers collapsed in less than two hours and why escape and rescue options were so limited. . . . The victims fund was not created in a spirit of compassion. Rather, it was a tacit acknowledgement by Congress that it tampered with our civil justice system in an unprecedented way. . . . So I say to Congress, big business and everyone who conspired to divert attention from government and private-sector failures: My husband's life was priceless, and I will not let his death be meaningless. My silence cannot be bought.
Lobbyist - Northrop Grumman is the fourth largest defense contractor and the world's largest builder of naval vessels as of 2010. As a member of the miscellaneous defense industry, Northrop Grumman specializes in aerospace systems, electronic systems, information systems, ship building and technical services.
comments state that 4 reps from Northrop Grumman died
Pilot error caused 2009 crash near Buffalo, NTSB rules http://www.cnn.com/2010/TRAVEL/02/02/continental.crash.inquiry/index.html
Election of members of the Human Rights Council
Digging on Beverly Eckert (or rather finding some old research I'd done on her and this plane crash).
IMPORTANT: OBAMA SENT HER ON THAT PLANE - COMPLIMENTARY FLIGHT
This is the audio of the last phone call / the last time she spoke to her husband (a friend of Trump's).