Police identified the 2 victims killed in East Windsor plane crash

The 1946 Luscombe Silvaire A8 aircraft was discovered to be nose down

EAST WINDSOR, Conn. (WTNH) – Police have identified the victims of the deadly East Windsor plane crash that happened on Tuesday.

East Windsor Police said the department received multiple 911 calls around 6:40 p.m. Tuesday regarding a plane crash in a wooded area of Wells Road near Skylark Airpark.

Emergency crews responded and the downed plane was found in the area of 32 Rolocut Road. The plane, a 1946 Luscombe Silvaire A8, was discovered to be nose down and the two men inside the plane were dead.

Police identified the victims as 61-year-old Robert J. Plourde of Ellington and 51-year-old George R. Janssen II of Vernon. Their bodies were taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy.

East Windsor detectives are working with the Federal Aviation Administration, as well as the National Transportation Safety Board, to find out what caused the crash. The incident remains under investigation.

Related: Two killed in plane crash in East Windsor, Conn.

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