A small plane crashed into a house on Charter Oak Avenue in East Haven at around 11:25 this morning, and two children who were in the home at the time were likely killed, according to East Haven's mayor.
East Haven Mayor Joseph Maturo said at a press conference this afternoon that a mother was home with her 13-year-old and 1-year-old when the plane hit her home at 64 Charter Oak Avenue. The mother was able to get out of the house on her own, but it is not expected that the two children or the pilot will be recovered alive, according to Maturo.
The plane took off from Teterboro Airport in New Jersey and was set to land in Tweed-New Haven Regional Airport, according to airport manager Lori Hoffman-Soares. The plane missed its approach at Tweed but was in communication with the control tower until the crash, she said.
The pilot showed no sense of panic, according to Hoffman-Soares. Tweed-New Haven Regional Airport has since been closed, she said. The National Transportation Safety Board has since taken over at the scene.
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The videos attached to this article are from a 1pm press conference and give more details of the crash and recovery.