WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Obama issued a statement early Friday, saying he and his wife were "deeply saddened" over last night's deadly plane crash outside Buffalo.
"Our hearts go out to the families and friends who lost loved ones," the statement said. "We pray for all those who have been touched by this terrible tragedy to find peace and comfort in the hard days ahead."
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There was a fire station located down the street from the crash, which allowed rescue crews to reach the scene quickly. Two firefighters suffered smoke inhalation and other minor injuries trying to extinguish the massive blaze.
"I want to thank the brave first responders who arrived immediately to try and save lives and who are continuing to ensure the safety of everyone in the area," the Obama statement said.
After the "Hudson Miracle" in Jan. '09, this was a rude bolt from the blue. May the departed souls rest in peace and may the Lord bestow strength and bravery on the relatives of those deceased.
Does CNN really need to track every since thing that Obama says? This isn't a dig on Obama since any half-way decent people would be saddened by this, but CNN is deliberately cluttering the political ticker with non-stimulus posts.
Hats off to the brave firefighters. They make up part of the heart of the USA, bravery in the face of danger.
The American people prayers are with those who are have been struck with such sadness
This crash seems very suspicious to me because of who was on that plane. A 9/11 conspiracy advocate. What caused this crash anyway? Doesn't seem to be any reports on that yet.
Who was in Control of the Flight? Did Pilot "change-over of controls," too late?
Oh yeah! I bet he is.
@Tony February 13th, 2009 12:31 pm ET......What in the H_LL are you Talking about .......Unlike Bush Regarding Katrina .....President Obama CARES!!!! You would Think That thisTragedy would stop the hatred
Cnn keep doing your JOb because the LOrd is JUdge of all. He knows everyones heart.
@TONY CAN'T YOU PUT YOUR HATRED FOR THE PRESIDENT IN YOUR POCKET......unlike Bush and Katrina.... President Obama cares about about the American People including You !!!!
no words in the whole universe can lessen the pain of those who lost loved ones. What anyone can only do is to say how terrible we feel, how sorry we are...how sad we are....
I feel for all those who suffer, even when it is not possible to lessen the pain....
I am so sorry for all the pain any human has to go through...
I m deeply sad about this crash I. M praying for all those who lost their love one allah bless them in heaven
May god save those who is in the hospital amen
I pray for those who is in the hospital that god will savewthem amen