The Federal Aviation Administration said the aircraft crashed in the woods shortly after taking off from a privately owned airport. Fire officials from Broad Brook confirmed that two people died in the crash.
Police said witnesses described that the plane looked like it stalled before it went down. Lifestar medical helicopters were called to the scene but were later canceled.
Family members confirmed that one of the victims who died in the plane crash was Robert Plourde of Ellington. The identity of the other victim has not been revealed.
This incident is still under investigation.