GROTON, Conn. (WTNH) — Groton police are investigating into the morning hours of Tuesday after a plane crashed into a home Monday night.
About 10:30 p.m. Monday, a twin engine plane crashed into a house on Ring Drive. Somehow, the fuel on board did not catch on fire. The one man in the house walked out just fine.
The two people who were on board the plane were taken to Lawrence and Memorial Hospital, but we are told their injuries are not life-threatening. For the people involved and first responders, this could have been a lot worse.
“It’s not something you want to respond to but there are preparations in place in the event that something like this does happen,” Chief L.J. Fusaro, Groton Police.
We are still waiting for reports about how exactly this happened. If you take a map and draw a line down runway 5 of Groton-New London Airport, then continue it about a mile and a half, you come right to this house.
So the odds are good this plane was either taking off or landing at the airport when this happened. News 8 Chief Meteorologist Gil Simmons says there was light rain and a little bit of wind from the south, which means it is more likely this plane was landing than taking off.Police are urging residents to avoid the area while they investigate.
We are told the Airport Authority was already on scene last night, but it will be up to the NTSB to do an official investigation of what happened.
WEB EXTRA: Crews remove the wreckage of crashed plane from the Groton home Wednesday morning