1 of 2 Conn. houses hit by plane is demolished

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Associated Press

Posted on August 22, 2013 at 4:02 AM

Updated Thursday, Aug 22 at 8:30 AM

EAST HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — One of two Connecticut homes that were struck by a plane in a deadly crash two weeks ago has been torn down.

Crews demolished the house in East Haven on Thursday morning. Mayor Joseph Maturo Jr. says all necessary approvals were obtained and environmental testing was done.

The house that was razed was empty when a 10-seat airplane crashed Aug. 9 while approaching Tweed New Haven Airport.

A 13-year-old girl and her 1-year-old sister were killed in the neighboring home. Officials say that house also will be torn down.

Two people in the plane also died: former Microsoft executive Bill Henningsgaard of Medina, Wash., and his 17-year-old son.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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