EAST WINDSOR, CT. (WWLP) – Two people were killed Tuesday night when a single engine plane crashed in East Windsor, Connecticut.
A man who identified himself as Dispatcher 319 at Tolland County Dispatch told 22News a Luscombe 8A aircraft crashed at the end of a runway at Skylark Airpark, a few minutes before 7:00 p.m. Tuesday. He said, “It must have been taking off. 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.
East Windsor Police Detective Sgt. Matthew Carl told 22News, “When the units got to the scene, they quickly identified two 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. The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the cause of the deadly crash.
The area where the crash took place is rural, and there were no road closures.
22News will continue to cover this story and bring you the latest information, on-air and on WWLP.com, when it becomes available.