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FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2009, Continental Airlines Flight 3407 operated by Manassas, Va.-based Colgan Air, plane burns after it crashed into a house in Clarence Center, N.Y. (AP Photo/David Duprey, File)

Flight 3407 Trial Delayed

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP/WBEN) - A federal judge has set a later trial date for wrongful death lawsuits filed after the 2009 crash of Continental Connection Flight 3407 near Buffalo.

The trial has been moved from March to May 28.

U.S. District Judge William Skretny agreed this week to the later start at the request of defendants Continental and Pinnacle Airlines, who said they needed more time to get ready.

Lawyers for the passengers' families suing the airlines objected to the delay.

The commuter flight operated for Continental by Pinnacle subsidiary Colgan Air stalled and crashed into a house in suburban Clarence in an accident investigators blamed on pilot error. All 49 people on board and a man in the house died.

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