ZAKA team heads to US to help sift through Buffalo plane wreckage

By ELANA KIRSH, AP
February 16, 2009 17:11

 
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A six-member ZAKA team left headed to the US from Israel on Monday, to assist local emergency workers in "the recovery and identification of the victims" of a place crashed that killed 50 people on Friday near Buffalo, New York. ZAKA volunteer Motti Bukchin said Monday that the rescue and recovery organization had "much experience in international rescue and recovery in general, and place crashes in particular," and hoped to be able to assist in sifting through the wreckage "to ensure a full burial for all the victims." According to the Foreign Ministry, two Israelis were among the dead on Continental Flight 3407 from Newark, New Jersey to Buffalo, which nose-dived into a suburban home, killing all passengers, and one person on the ground.

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