H.Res. 183 is being considered on the floor under suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage. This legislation was introduced by Representative Chris Lee (R-NY) on February 23, 2009.
H.Res. 183 resolves that the House of Representatives:
- "Expresses condolences to the families, friends, and loved ones of the victims of the crash of Continental Connection Flight 3407;
- "Honors those who lost their lives, including David Borner, Linda Davidson, Ronald Davidson, Alison Des Forges, Beverly Eckert, John J. Fiore, Ronald Gonzalez, Brad S. Green, Sr., Zhaofang Guo, Kevin Johnston, Ellyce Kausner, Goerges Karm, Nicole Korczykowski, Jerome Krasuski, Brian Kuklewicz, Beth Kushner, Madeline Loftus, Lorin Maurer, Donald McDonald, Coleman Mellett, Dawn Monachino, Jennifer Neill, Gerry Niewood, Johnathan Perry, Mary E. Pettys, Donna Prisco, Matilda Quintero, Marvin Renslow, Julie M. Ries, John G. Roberts III, Kristin Safran, Rebecca Shaw, Ms. Jean Marie Srnecz, Darren Tolsma, Susan Wehle, Ernest W. West, Douglas Wielinski, Shibin Yao, Clay Yarber, and Joseph Zuffoletto, as well as 10 others;
- "Expresses sympathies to the people of Clarence Center, the entire State of New York, and the Nation who grieve for the victims;
- "Commends the heroic actions of the first responders, emergency services personnel, and air traffic controllers; and
- "Commends the hundreds of volunteers who worked together to respond to the tragedy with tremendous courage."
On February 12, 2009, Continental Connection Flight 3407 crashed in Clarence Center, New York. 50 people were killed in the tragic incident near Buffalo. The victims include two pilots, two flight attendants, 45 passengers (including one off-duty pilot), and one person on the ground. The plane was en route to Buffalo from Newark, New Jersey. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is currently investigating the cause of the crash.