9/11 Widow Dies in Buffalo Crash

Woman was traveling to celebration of husband's would-be 58th birthday
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 13, 2009 8:47 AM CST
9/11 Widow Dies in Buffalo Crash
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., right, talks with 9/11 family members, Carie Lemack, left, and Beverly Eckert, on Capitol Hill in Washington in 2007.   (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

A woman aboard the ill-fated Continental Flight 3407 was the widow of a Buffalo man killed in the 9/11 attacks, the Buffalo News reports. As the co-chair of Voices of September 11, Beverly Eckert fought for a probe into pre-9/11 intelligence failures and pushed for a memorial to attack victims. She had been traveling to a celebration of what would have been her husband’s 58th birthday.

Eckert had also intended to help award a scholarship she had set up at a local high school in her husband’s memory. Though her death hasn’t been officially confirmed, “We know she was on that plane," said her sister, "and now she's with him."
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