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Flight 3407 Memorial - OU05BE

 Memorial to the victims of a 2009 plane crash

Hidden by  Mr.Yuck

N 43° 00.697' W 78° 38.353' (WGS84)

 Coordinates in Other Systems
 Location: United States > New York
 Cache Type: Virtual
 Size: No container
 Status: Ready for Search
 Time: b.d.   Distance to Travel: 0.10 mi
 Date Hidden: 25 November 2012
 Date Created: 26 November 2012
 Last Modified: 09 December 2012
 Waypoint: OU05BE


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Quick Cache Wheelchair Access Available in Winter Listed on OCNA Only 

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Description   EN   

At 10:17 PM EST on February 12, 2009 Colgan Air Flight 3407, a Bombardier Dash-8 Q400 Turboprop, on a scheduled flight from Newark, New Jersey to Buffalo, New York, went into aerodynamic stall, and crashed in the Hamlet of Clarence Center, New York, 5 miles short of Runway 23 at Buffalo International Airport.

All 49 passengers and crew of the plane were killed, as well as one person on the ground, Douglas Wielinski, after the plane squarely hit his house at 6038 Long Street. His Wife and Daughter escaped the house with only minor injuries. Their house, and a house next door were deemed a total loss, and razed.

A small Memorial Park, which was dedicated June 2, 2012, now sits at the site of the tragedy. A walkway, in the shape of an airplane wing, contains 51 stepping stones, one for each victim (this includes the unborn baby of one of the passengers). Near center in the picture above is a small Memorial stone to the Wielinski home at 6038 Long Street. Far center is a stone and wood bench, and a large Memorial stone with the names of all the victims of the crash. There is no parking lot, you will have to park along Long Street, or on nearby Clarence Center Road. The Memorial is only a few hundred feet down Long Street.

Logging Requirments:

First of all, please be very discrete, and repectful of the neighbor's privacy while visiting this Memorial. It's location is not "advertised"  by any signage anywhere in Clarence Center, nor on Long Street itself. Cache owner will accept photo evidence of a visit; The Park, or any one of the four landmarks (Walkway, Wielinski Stone, Memorial Stone to the victims, or the Bench). Get your GPSr in the picture if possible, but this is not mandatory. Posing for pictures at this Memorial almost seems inappropriate, but that could be just me.

Enjoy your visit to this solemn Memorial. The beautiful "Summer" picture on this page is from the personal Blog of Budd Bailey of the Buffalo News, and used with his permission. I personally visited on a snowy, icy November day.


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1 05 July 2013 authorized users Found it

This is a beautiful memorial and well-kept, as it should be. We were quick in our visit, as we didn't want to draw attention to ourselves.  We read the names and reflected on the incident. 

We had just arrived to Virginia to visit E's parents when this happened.  We flew to VA.... we drove a rental car back to NY.  Enough said.

Here are three photos that we wanted to include from the memorial site.  We used the Columbus app on our phone to find this, so we couldn't include the GPSr in the photo.

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The walkway...
The walkway...
The Wielinski Memorial
The Wielinski Memorial

1 09 December 2012 Sabrefan7 Found it

I was on my annual trip to the near by mall to grab some stocking stuffers, so I had to drop by and pay visit here on the way home. I did not know of the memorial till you published the cache. I of course remember the night this happened. We were out for a car accident and upon returning to the fire hall some one asked if I had heard about the crash. We turned on the tv and were just shocked and saddened by such a tragedy so close to home. There were a lot of cars parked on the street because of some event at the CCVFD. got the required picture and paused for a few moments to read the stones. Thanks for bringing me here today.
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3407 Memorial Park
3407 Memorial Park