Remembering Flight 3407
Dozens of loved ones gather at the crash site on its four year anniversary to hold a candlelight vigil.
By Rachel Elzufon
Clarence, NY (WKBW) - The site of a deadly plane crash on Long Street in Clarence Center is now a place for remembrance.
Candles line the walkway where a house once stood, on the four year anniversary of the crash of Flight 3407.
A trombone played Amazing Grace while loved ones of victims hugged each other.
At the vigil -- brothers, sisters, husbands, wives, children and friends of the 49 lives on Flight 3407.
The night began with the lighting of candles, while family members came in with flowers and prayers.
The crowd stood solemn, reflecting on this day.
At exactly 10:17 in the evening, the time of the crash, there was a moment of silence.
The memories of that day are still painful.
"It was such a sudden thing, it was such a tragic thing, they all burned," says Jim Marzlon, who lost his brother. "There's not a lot of closure."
The crowd was a bit smaller this year -- about 50 people came to the vigil as opposed to the several hundred of years past. That's because many of the loved ones are in DC, lobbying for changes to be made in the FAA.