3407 mother wants to maintain privacy at crash site

Posted at 11:56 PM, Aug 10, 2017
and last updated 2019-01-22 16:31:05-05

For Tita Abraham, coming to the site where flight 3407 went down helps her stay close to her daughter.

"I do feel closer to her here. The last time I saw her, it was a Tuesday morning. I never saw her again."

Abraham's 44-year-old daughter, Mary Abraham was on flight 3407 that crashed on Long Street in Clarence Center.

Abraham visits the crash site often, and feels at peace at the site. She's worried now that a home is being build nextdoor that the integrity of the site will not be kept, and the privacy will be diminished.

"So that when we come here, we can have a bit of privacy," she said.

Abraham took her concerns to the Clarence Town Board who says it will refer all questions relating to this matter to the 3407 board.


Abraham says she would like to see some type of privacy barrier that separates the house and the memorial, similar to the other side of the memorial where homeowners put up a wooden fence.

"I don't want this to be seen as a playground, I don't want people trampling on this site. I'm going to fight for this," she said.

7 Eyewitness News spoke with the President of the 3407 board who says he definitely will be willing to work with the families on some type of privacy barrier. This will be added to the next 3407 board meeting.