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A Connecticut plane crash has killed a former Microsoft executive and his son, after the small aircraft went down smashing into two homes in New Haven this week. The bodies of the two victims were found in the wreckage that destroyed two homes in East Haven, Connecticut Friday morning.
According to reports, Bill Henningsgaard, a former Microsoft vice president, and his son were killed when the multi-engine aircraft he was piloting crashed at about 11 a.m. local time.
The plane crash also tragically killed two young children, aged 1 and 13, who were inside one of the houses. Their mother, who was also in the house, survived.
It is believed that the aircraft had flown out from Teterboro Airport in New Jersey, and was attempting to land at Tweed New Haven Airport.
Tweed's airport spokesperson, Lori Hoffman-Soares, has told the Associated Press that no distress call was made by the pilot and that he had been in communication with air traffic control.
The spokesperson said, "All we know is that it missed the approach and continued on. There were no distress calls as far as we know."
One of the homes was occupied at the time with the mother and her two children, and the other residence that the plane crashed in to was empty at the time of the incident.
East Haven Fire Chief Douglas Jackson has said, "As far as the response, it was like a motor vehicle accident with two houses involved. It was two structure fires and a fuel-filled vehicle involved."
According to reports by local media, several passersby attempted to rush into the home, which was engulfed in flames, to rescue the two children. However, even though they entered the home, they were forced back out by the ferocity of the blaze.
Fire engines arrived on the scene about 10 minutes after the crash, however, the to children, as well as the pilot and passenger were found dead in the wreckage.
Here is a video news report into the Connecticut plane crash: