Police have released the names of the four who were killed in the plane crash in East Haven on Friday morning.
Sade Brantley, 13, and Madisyn Mitchell, were killed inside their home on 64 Charter Oak Avenue.
The pilot, Bill Henningsgaard, 54, and his son Maxwell, 18, were also killed in the wreck.
A multi-engine, propeller-driven plane struck the small homes a few blocks from Tweed New Haven Airport as it went in for a landing, lodging its left wing in one house and its right wing in the other.
The 10-seater plane, a Rockwell International Turbo Commander 690B, flew out of Teterboro Airport in New Jersey and crashed at 11:25 a.m., the Federal Aviation Administration said.
Tweed's airport manager, Lori Hoffman-Soares, said the pilot had been in communication with air traffic control and hadn't issued any distress calls.
"All we know is that it missed the approach and continued on," she said.
A neighbor, David Esposito, said he heard a loud noise and then a thump: "No engine noise, nothing."
Wilson Idrovo said he was working on a house nearby when his son said: "Daddy, the airplane is falling down."
Idrovo said he went into the house but couldn't get into a room where the plane had crashed.
"I feel so bad," he said.
Angela Wordie was on her deck taking in towels when she noticed a plane making a strange sound.
"It kind of was gliding," she said. "The next thing I know it hit the house."
Another neighbor, Pablo Arenas, said he and his neighbors live in fear of the planes. He said some pilots appear to be novices in training, while others said planes often fly low and larger aircraft have begun using the airport in recent years.
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