3 walk away after small plane crashes into Connecticut home


Groton, Conn. (NewsNation/WTNH) — Two people walked away with non-life-threatening injuries after their twin engine plane crashed into a Groton, Connecticut home Monday night.

The plane slammed into the roof around 10:30 p.m. The plane’s fuel did not catch on fire allowing the two men in the plane and one person in the house to escape.

“It’s not something you want to respond to but there are preparations in place in the event that something like this does happen,” said Chief L.J. Fusaro, Groton Police.

Groton Police and Airport Authority are investigating what caused the incident.

The crash occurred a mile and a half from runway 5 of the Groton-New London airport, located east of New Haven.

It was lightly raining with a small amount of wind around that time so it is unclear what role weather played.

The two men on board the plane were taken to a hospital.

A spokesperson for the Federal Aviation Administration said the agency is investigating and the National Transportation Safety Board will determine the probable cause.

A Piper PA-34 crashed into a home near Groton, Conn., at 10:50 p.m. yesterday. Local officials reported that the home caught fire. They will release all information about the accident scene. Two people were aboard the aircraft, local authorities will release their names and medical conditions. The FAA will release the aircraft registration after investigators confirm it at the accident scene. The FAA will investigate and the National Transportation Safety Board will determine the probable cause of the accident and all updates. 

FAA Spokesperson

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