Plane crashes into Conn. homes, 4-6 believed dead

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
Hours after a small plane crashed into two houses near an airport in New Haven, Conn., it

A firefighter surveys the scene of a small plane crash Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, in East Haven, Conn. / AP Photo/Fred Beckham

EAST HAVEN, Conn.

Hours after a small plane crashed into two houses near an airport in New Haven, Conn., it's still not clear how many people were killed. But authorities say as many as six in the aircraft and houses perished.

The multi-engine, propeller-driven plane struck the small homes a few blocks from Tweed New Haven Airport as it went in for a landing. One wing was lodged in each house.

A National Transportation Safety Board investigator says there are unconfirmed casualty reports of two or three people in the plane and two or three people in one of the homes, which both burned.

Bodies have yet to be recovered.


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