Nightly News   |  August 09, 2013

Tragedy as plane crashes into Connecticut community

Two homes were destroyed when a plane crashed into an East Haven, Conn., neighborhood after attempting to land at Tweed New Haven Airport. Family members say the plane was registered to Seattle resident and former Microsoft executive Bill Henningsgaard. NBC’s Michelle Franzen reports.

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>>> now a tragic scene in a normally quiet connecticut town shattered when a small plane fell out of the sky and crashed into neighborhood, nbc's michelle franzen is in east haven , connecticut tonight with the latest. michelle, good evening.

>> good evening, lester. a tragedy for two families tonight. a father and son on tour of colleges and two children in their house in this quiet neighborhood, all believed to be victims of a horrific plane crash in the homes just beyond me that you see here. the charred remains of the houses were set ablaze when a plane crashed into this east haven community. neighbors reported hearing a loud boom and rushed to the scene. and a mother reported her two children, ages one and 13, were inside the home at the time. fire crews locateded the bodies of two people. authorities say the plane took off from new jersey's teterboro airport and was attempting a second landing at tweed-new haven airport when the aircraft struck these homes. tonight family members say the plane was registered to a seattle resident. and also a former microsoft executive, bill hennigsgaard, who was said to be flying with his son, to tour colleges here on the east coast . lester?

>> michelle franzen tonight in connecticut , thanks.