There were no survivors. Two people did manage to escape from the home when the plane slammed into it, Karen Wielinski and her daughter, Jill. Karen's husband, Doug Wielinski, was the only person to perish on the ground.
Picture to the right taken by Megan Kushner, 11/10/09
The families were transported from the airport to a Senior Center in Cheektowaga, New York that night where a press conference was held regarding the crash. Grief counselors were there to aid any family member who wanted to talk. The crash made international news. No one knew why it suddenly went down; at first the ice was to blame for the crash. However, when the black box was recovered from the crash site the truth was revealed. The cause of the crash was pilot error. The crash was preventable, even recoverable, but the pilots were not qualified enough to deal with the situation at hand. All 48 passengers/crew, not including the pilot and co-pilot, were in the wrong place at the wrong time.
The picture to the right shows what the site of the crash looked like almost 9 months later, where two houses once stood. The house to the left of the crash site was demolished because of burn damage.