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Plane Crash in Buffalo, N.Y. Possibly Due to Policy Violation

A commuter plane crashed in into a house near Buffalo Thursday night killing 50 people as reported by the New York Times.
The plane landed on its belly with almost no forward momentum facing the opposite direction of its destination leading investigators to believe the plane suffered an aerodynamic stall.
Recent updates to the story in the Star Tribune confirm the plane was on autopilot when it crashed which is a possible violation of policy.
Steve Chealander of the National Transportation Safety Board says Colgan Air recommends pilots fly manually in icy conditions. Pilots are required to do so in severe ice to get a feel for how the plane is reacting to the icy conditions.