2 Connecticut Kids Missing as Plane Hits House
Pilot also unaccounted for in East Haven
By Newser Editors, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 9, 2013 11:38 AM CDT
Updated Aug 9, 2013 12:35 PM CDT
A firefighter surveys the scene of a small plane crash Friday in East Haven, Conn.   (AP Photo/Fred Beckham)

(Newser) – A small plane crashed into a neighborhood in East Haven, Connecticut, this morning, and heavily damaged at least two homes, reports WTNH. At least three people are missing—the pilot and two children, ages 13 and 1, who were in the house that took the brunt of the hit, reports the Hartford Courant. (Update: Four bodies have been found.) "We are doing everything we possibly can for the mom, who is here with her priest," says the mayor.

A driver who pulled over upon spotting the scene says the mother was crying that her children were together in the home's TV room; Frank Diglio says he and another man tried to find the kids, but had to halt their efforts after about 10 minutes because of the intensifying fire. "I'm crying now because I couldn't find them," says Diglio. The FAA says the Turbo Commander 690B crashed while approaching the nearby Tweed-New Haven Airport. It had taken off from New Jersey.

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Who_Cares
Aug 9, 2013 11:38 PM CDT
Horrible accident. I am concern because more and more planes are having accidents, what does it tell about them. Is it pilots or is it the parts made out of country. I feel for the mother, it is the most horrific scene I could ever imagine. Only people who did hear the mother cry, know what I am talking about. It freezes your blood in your veins as the brain is trying to find a solution and there is nothing, nothing that you can do or say, to comfort that poor soul. I do hope she can still recover the kids.
rickydarlin
Aug 9, 2013 9:54 PM CDT
HE should not have taken off from the first airport with the weather that was happening
Gart
Aug 9, 2013 2:23 PM CDT
Can you immature assholes stop flagging everyone?