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Plane in Conn. Crash Was Inverted, Speeding

NTSB preliminary report includes witness accounts

(Newser) - Before crashing into a home in East Haven, Conn., the aircraft in the fatal crash was upside-down in what sounds like a nightmare scenario. According to a preliminary NTSB report, a witness "saw the airplane at the end of a right roll. The airplane was inverted and traveling at... More »

Nothing Wrong With Plane in Conn. Crash: Investigator

Victims' identities confirmed

(Newser) - It could be months before a full investigation of Friday's propeller plane crash in East Haven, Conn., is completed. In the meantime, the identities of the victims have been officially confirmed as Bill Henningsgaard, 54, a former Microsoft VP; his 17-year-old son, Maxwell; and two children in the house... More »

Former Microsoft Exec Was Pilot in Connecticut Crash

Bill Henningsgaard, his son, and 2 kids in house were killed

(Newser) - Four bodies have been recovered from the scene of yesterday's plane crash into a house in East Haven, Connecticut, reports the Hartford Courant . Though official confirmation is pending, it now appears all but certain that the small plane's pilot was a former Microsoft VP named Bill Henningsgaard, reports... More »

2 Connecticut Kids Missing as Plane Hits House

Pilot also unaccounted for in East Haven

(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... More »

Conn. Police Chief Quits in Profiling Scandal

Leonard Gallo 'did not follow' national rules: state official

(Newser) - The police chief of a Connecticut town has resigned after four officers were indicted by the FBI in a racial-profiling case. East Haven chief Leonard Gallo was an unnamed co-conspirator in the indictment, the Hartford Courant reports. Last week, the governor's criminal policy head condemned Gallo's department for... More »

In Protest, 2K Tacos Delivered to Connecticut Mayor

Joseph Maturo had quipped about tacos in response to racial scandal

(Newser) - When asked what he would do in response to a racial profiling scandal targeting Latinos in the town of East Haven, Connecticut, Mayor Joseph Maturo quipped that he might eat some tacos , and now he can: More than 2,000 tacos were delivered to the mayor's office yesterday. The... More »

Mayor Cracks 'Taco' Joke on Racial Profiling Scandal

Connecticut's Joseph Maturo has apologized

(Newser) - The mayor of East Haven, Connecticut, is not helping his scandal-stricken town. The FBI just charged four of East Haven's police officers with terrorizing Latino residents . When asked by a reporter, hours after the news broke yesterday, what he was doing to assist the Latino community, Mayor Joseph Maturo... More »

Conn. Cop Crew Terrorized Latinos: FBI

4 officers hit with conspiracy, false arrest, excessive force charges

(Newser) - A crew of Connecticut cops terrorized a Latino community in East Haven by detaining them with little or no reason, then slapping and kicking them in handcuffs, federal prosecutors say. A priest who complained was harassed, and store security videos that captured the cops were destroyed, reports the New York ... More »

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