20090213/快讯:另有一华人丧生,失事飞机部分遇难者名单公布

(星星生活记者捷克佳报导)美国大陆航空一架小型商业客机当地时间2月12日晚在纽约州水牛城(Buffalo)附近坠毁。事故共造成50人罹难,除之前报道的一名中国乘客姚世彬已确认在事故中丧生外,在一份公布的不完全名单中,另有一名华人也在空难中丧生。

据名单,这名华人是来自Williamsville的郭兆方(Zhaofang Guo音译),55岁,其妻子是王萍(Ping Wang),王萍在一家癌症研究所(Roswell ParkCancer Institute)工作。

部分名单如下:

This is partial list of the passengers and crew aboard Continental Connection Flight 3407 as assembled by The Buffalo News. The list will be updated as passengers are confirmed.

Pilot, Capt. Marvin Dean Renslow of Lutz, Fla.

First flight officer Rebecca Lynne Shaw, Maple Valley, Washington.

Flight attendant Matilda Quintero.

Flight attendant Donna Prisco.

Capt. Joseph Zuffoletto, off-duty crew member from Jamestown.

Former Amherst resident Beverly Eckert, the widow of Sean Rooney, who was killed in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Eckert was traveling to Buffalo for a family celebration of what would have been her husband’s 58th birthday.

Alison Des Forges, who once taught at the University at Buffalo, historian and human rights activist who documented the 1994 genocide in Rwanda.

Ellyce Kausner, a graduate of Clarence High School and Canisius College.

Madeline Loftus, 24, a former Buffalo State College student who lives in New Jersey. She was on her way to reunite with 14 other alumni of Buffalo State’s women’s ice hockey team for a game Saturday. Loftus played for the school team from 2002 to 2004

Four employees from the Amherst office of Northrup Grumman, a defense contractor.

Susan Wehle, cantor at Temple Beth Am, Amherst.

Don McDonald, Fort Erie resident, was a technical manager at Pharmetics, Inc. in Fort Erie for 26 years. “Don was returning from New Jersey where he was reviewing some packaging equipment that the company was planning to buy,” said Peter Lucyshyn, vice-president of quality operations.

Zhaofang Guo 55, of Williamsville, husband of Dr. Ping Wang.Dr. Wang works at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

Rochester native Gerry Niewood and Coleman Mellett, musicians with the Chuck Mangione Band, which was scheduled to perform tonight at Kleinhans Music Hall.

Mary “Belle” Pettys, of West Seneca, was returning to Buffalo area from a business trip to New Jersey. Pettus had spent 25 years working for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Western New York and since 2006 had been employed by TriZetto, a healthcare company. She got engaged last December on her 50th birthday, and was to be married this June.

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