A small plane has crashed into two East Haven, Connecticut, homes after an attempt to land at Tweed Airport, says the East Haven fire department.
According to East Mayor Joseph Maturo, the pilot as well as two children in one of the homes have not been accounted for, reports WVIT-TV. The kids were ages 1 and around 13, said Maturo.
"We are doing everything we can for the mom," Maturo said.
He has requested that people stay clear of the scene and added that the mother was outside the home at the time with her priest and family members.
The plane, a Rockwell International Turbo Commander 690B, crashed at 11:25 a.m. in the largely populated residential area. It was traveling from Teterboro Airport in New Jersey, according to the FAA.
Both of the homes hit by the plane were destroyed. The FAA as well as the local fire department will both be investigating the incident said Maturo during a press conference on Friday.
According to neighbors on the scene, one of the homes collapsed and they witnessed emergency crews remove children form one of the houses.
Tweed Airport is currently closed, according to airport officials. The National Transportation Safety Board will now be responsible fore taking over the scene, says Maturo.
Residents of the neighborhood who were home at the time of the crash say they heard a loud boom followed by what they described as a massive fire.
Airport officials say the pilot did communicate with the airport and there appeared to be no distress calls made.