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NTSB: No obvious sign of cause of CT. plane crash

The deadly plane accident in Connecticut on Friday wasn

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - The deadly plane accident in Connecticut on Friday wasn't the first crash pilot Bill Henningsgaard had been involved in.

The former Microsoft executive ditched a small plane in a Washington state river in 2009 after his engine quit. On Friday, he was taking his teenage son on a tour of East Coast colleges when his plane crashed into two houses near an airport in East Haven in rainy weather.

Both Henningsgaard and his son were killed along with 13-year-old Sade Brantley and 1-year-old Madisyn Mitchell, who lived in one of the homes struck by the plane.

Investigators say they've found no obvious signs there was anything wrong with the plane. Federal safety investigator Patrick Murray says the plane landed upside down at an angle on two East Haven homes as the pilot was apparently turning to land at Tweed New Haven Airport in rainy weather.


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