2 killed in Connecticut plane crash

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EAST WINDSOR, CT. (WWLP) – Two people were killed when a small plane crashed in East Windsor, Connecticut, Tuesday night, our sister station WWLP-TV reports.

A man who identified himself as “Dispatcher 319” at Tolland County Dispatch said a single-engine plane crashed at the end of a runway at Skylark Air Park, a few minutes before 7:00 p.m. Tuesday. “It must have been taking off,” said the dispatcher. “It went up and then it came down.”

Dispatcher 319 said two medical helicopters were called immediately after the crash was reported, but the choppers were canceled after emergency responders reached the crash site and determined the two occupants of the plane had apparently died in the crash.

The area where the crash took place is rural, and there are no road closures associated with this accident.

The dispatcher said the Federal Aviation Administration had been contacted and was expected soon to begin the investigation.

East Windsor Police Detective Sgt. Matthew Carl told 22News, “When the units got to the scene, they quickly identified 2 occupants in the vehicle. Both occupants in the plane were determined to be deceased at the scene.”

While police know the identities of the victims, they are not releasing any of that information to the public until the families have been notified.

This story originally appeared on WWLP.com.