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."
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.