Pilot From East Haven Crash Identified

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Plane Crash

The wing of the plane sticking out of one of the homes, can be seen from the backyard neighbor. Police and medical officials respond to a plane crash on Charter Oak Ave. in East Haven, near Tweed New Haven Airport.  (Richard Messina/Hartford Courant)

The Daily Astorian newspaper of Oregon reported Friday that the pilot was Bill Henningsgaard, who was traveling with his son, according to Astoria Mayor Willis Van Dusen. The newspaper said Van Dusen was with the Henningsgaard family, who live in the Seattle area, on Friday.

In 2009, Henningsgaard was flying to Seattle his plane made a crash landing into the Columbia River, where Columbia River Bar pilots rescued the pair, according to the newspaper.

Connecticut officials said Henningsgaard was set to land on Tweed’s Runway 2 on “instrument landing,” but missed the approach and attempted a second approach.

Read the full report at The Daily Astorian.

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