Authorities have not released the victims’ names, but the family tells us the pilot was Mark Stern.
The accident happened last Sunday. Officials say the small plane had just taken off from Danbury Airport with three passengers on board.
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The tower saw the plane crash near the Danbury Dog Park shortly after take off.
Rescue crews say they had a hard time getting to the victims.
“They actually had to beat their way through the brush. It [was] very heavy vegetation,” said Danbury deputy fire chief Stephen Williams. “…They had to make a small trail to get the patients on the way up.”
The National Transportation Safety Board is now working to figure out what caused that crash. They say it doesn’t appear that mechanical issues were a factor.