Buffalo crash claims 2 Israelis, cantor


WASHINGTON (JTA) — Two Israelis and a cantor reportedly were aboard a plane that crashed near Buffalo, N.Y.

The Continental commuter aircraft crashed into a house in the city’s suburbs while landing late Feb. 12, killing 50 people – all 49 aboard the plane and one inside the house. Israeli media reported that two of the passengers on the flight from Newark, N.J., were Israelis; their families have been notified but their names were not released.

Susan Wehle, a cantor at Temple Beth Am in Williamsville, N.Y., also was among the dead. Wehle was a graduate of ALEPH- the Movement for Jewish Renewal and the mother of two sons, according to the synagogue’s Web site.

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