August 22, 2014
EAST HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - The National Transportation Safety Board says four to six people are believed dead after a small plane crashed in a working-class Connecticut neighborhood near an airport and engulfed two houses in flames.
NTSB investigator Robert Gretz says there are reports of two or three people in the plane and two or three on the ground. He says local and state authorities are at the scene looking for victims.
The multi-engine, propeller-driven plane had flown out of New Jersey's Teterboro Airport. It struck the homes a few blocks from Tweed New Haven Airport as it went in for a landing Friday morning.
Neighbor David Esposito says he heard a loud noise and then a thump. He says a woman "was screaming her kids were in there."
Tweed's airport manager says the pilot had been in communication with air traffic control and hadn't issued any distress calls.
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