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

(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.

A firefighter surveys the scene of a small plane crash Friday in East Haven, Conn.   (AP Photo/Fred Beckham)
Firefighters work at the scene of a small plane crash Friday in East Haven, Conn.   (AP Photo/Fred Beckham)
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