Connecticut plane crash: Former Microsoft exec, three to six others believed dead after small aircraft crash

National Transportation Safety Board investigator Robert Gretz says there are reports of two or three people killed who were in the plane, and two or three more who died on the ground in the East Haven crash. Among those dead is believed to be pilot Bill Henningsgaard.

Bill Henningsgaard and son Maxwell Henningsgaard were killed in a plane crash Friday in East Haven, Conn.

Bill Henningsgaard and son Maxwell Henningsgaard were killed in a plane crash Friday in East Haven, Conn.  Bill Henningsgaard via Facebook

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EAST HAVEN, Conn. — The National Transportation Safety Board says four to six people are believed dead after a small plane crashed in a working-class Connecticut neighborhood near an airport and engulfed two houses in flames.

NTSB investigator Robert Gretz says there are reports of two or three people in the plane and two or three on the ground. He says local and state authorities are at the scene looking for victims.

Responders survey the scene of the small plane crash.

Responders survey the scene of the small plane crash.   GLENN DUDA/Reuters

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