Chuck Mangione’s bandmates killed in Buffalo plane crash

Two members of Chuck Mangione‘s band were killed Thursday night in the Continental Airlines plane crash in Clarence Center, New York.


Mangione’s publicist told TMZ that saxophonist Gerry Niewood and Coleman Mellett, guitarist, were among those killed when Flight 3407 crashed into a house near Buffalo.

“I’m in shock over the horrible, heartbreaking tragedy,” Mangione said in a statement released to the website through his representative.

The musicians were en route to Buffalo for tonight’s performance with the Buffalo Philharmonic, which has been cancelled.