Plane Goes Down In Fiery Crash In East Hartford, Conn.; 1 Person Believed Dead

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork) — A plane went down in a fiery crash in East Hartford, Connecticut Tuesday afternoon.

One person is believed to have been killed.

The Federal Aviation Administration reported the Piper PA 34 aircraft went down on East Main Street in East Hartford around 3:40 p.m.

The aircraft was on its final approach to Runway 20 at Hartford-Brainard Airport, the FAA said.

Late Tuesday, sources told CBS affiliate WFSB-TV, Hartford that one person was believed to have died in the crash.

There were two people on the plane at the time of the crash, and the flight instructor was taken to St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, WFSB reported. Sources said the other person, who was a student pilot, is unaccounted for and is believed to have died.

The student was the one flying the plane, WFSB reported.

Two people were in a car nearby when the plane crashed, police told WFSB. Authorities said they were traumatized by the crash and were hospitalized, but the plane did not hit the car, WFSB reported.

The plane originated from a flight school in the area, WFSB reported.

Power company Eversource reported about 500 outages in East Hartford at 4 p.m. after the crash, Within an hour, 320 customers were back online, WFSB reported.


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