World 6 feared dead as plane crashes into Connecticut homes

About 6 people are feared dead after a small plane crashed into two Connecticut homes Friday, engulfing them in flames.

Robert Gretz, a National Transportation Safety Board investigator ,told a news conference there were reports of two or three people on the plane and two or three victims on the ground.

The pilot was Bill Henningsgaard, a 54-year-old former Microsoft executive who was traveling with his son, Maxwell, 17.

Authorities at the scene initially said there were three missing victims, including one person on the plane and two children in one of the houses, ages 1 and 13.

Less than two hours later, rescuers had spotted two bodies, including one of an adult, but hadn't recovered them. The plane's fuselage had entered one of the houses, and the recovery effort was focusing on the home's basement.

Mayor Joseph Maturo said a priest was with the woman whose children were feared dead, and he offered sympathy to the family.

"It's total devastation in the back of the home," he said.
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