Four bodies have been recovered from the scene of a small plane crash that destroyed two Connecticut homes, a local fire official said Saturday.
The bodies of two people from the plane as well as two people in one of the homes were recovered by authorities overnight, said Anthony Moscato of the East Haven Fire Department. According to the deputy chief, it is believed that they are the only victims, reports Fox News.
The pilot of the plane has been identified as Bill Henningsgaard of Medina, Wash., a former Microsoft executive. According to Henningsgaard's brother, the former exec was flying with his teenage son, Maxwell, and both were killed.
Blair Henningsgaard said his brother was taking his son on a tour of colleges and Connecticut was one of the planned stops. The family knew it was Bill's plane from the tail number.
Madisyn Mitchell, 1, and Sade Brantley, 13, were in the home along with their mother Joann Mitchell when the plane crashed at 11:25 a.m. Friday, The Hartford Courant reported. Saturday authorities confirmed that the two children were among the dead but the mother was unhurt.
The plane, a Rockwell International Turbo Commander 690B, was traveling from Teterboro Airport in New Jersey and trying to land at Tweed-New Haven Airport, according to the FAA.
Both of the homes hit by the plane were destroyed. The FAA and the local fire department will both be investigating the incident.
Airport officials say the pilot did communicate with the airport and there appeared to be no distress calls made.