Connecticut Plane Crashes into House, Pilot and Two Children involved

Friday, August 9, 2013
By George Hatcher

The pilot of a Rockwell International Turbo Commander 690B en route from Teterboro Airport did not alert air traffic control that anything was wrong before the plane he was flying crashed approaching Tweed New Haven at 11:25 a.m. Friday.

The plane struck homes north of Tweed New Haven Airport at 64 and 68 Charter Oak Avenue in East Haven; a one year old and a thirteen year old may have been inside one of two houses that caught fire. Heroic attempts were made to reach the children but were unsuccessful. The children and the pilot have been reported missing.

Witnesses say the mother of the children was in her yard screaming that her children were inside. Passers by attempted to rescue the children, and found the burning plane in a bedroom. Two houses were on fire, and a car blew up in a driveway.

Fire engines and emergency crews from East Haven, New Haven and Brantford responded to the scene. THe houses, plane and car are a total loss.

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