Plane crash anniversary observed with walk

The wreckage of Continental flight 3407 lies amid smoke at the scene after crashing into a suburban Buffalo home and erupting into flames late Thursday Feb. 12, 2009, killing all 48 people aboard and at least one person on the ground, according to authorities. The 74-seat Q400 Bombardier aircraft, operated by Colgan Air, was flying from Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey to Buffalo Niagara International Airport (AP Photo/Dave Sherman)

February 12, 2010 12:20:14 PM PST
Patrick Pettys stepped onto the undisturbed snow covering the site where Continental Connection Flight 3407 crashed last Feb. 12, dropped flat onto his back and moved his arms and legs to form a snow angel, looking satisfied as he got up and, with help from his brother Joe, brushed the snow from his coat and neck.