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9/11 Widow Dies In Plane Crash

Feb. 13 2009, Published 11:47 a.m. ET

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This morning's crash of Continental Flight 3407 en route to Buffalo from Newark, New Jersey -- killing all 49 people onboard and one person on the ground -- also took the life of Beverly Eckert of Stamford, Connecticut.

Eckert's husband Sean Rooney died in the World Trade Center on 9/11. He was on the phone saying how much he loved her when she heard an explosion and then silence.

Only last week, Eckert was part of a group that visited Barack Obama to voice concerns about how the administration intended to handle terror suspects.

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Eckert was headed to Buffalo, her hometown, to celebrate what would have been her husband's 58th birthday.


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