Police identify men killed in East Windsor plane crash - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Police identify men killed in East Windsor plane crash

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Police have identified the victims of the deadly plane crash in East Windsor on Tuesday. (WFSB) Police have identified the victims of the deadly plane crash in East Windsor on Tuesday. (WFSB)
EAST WINDSOR, CT (WFSB) -

Police have identified the two people who died in a plane crash earlier this week.

Ellington resident Robert J. Plourde, 61, of Ellington and Vernon resident George R. Janssen II, 51, were on the 1946 Luscombe A8 aircraft when it crashed in East Windsor on Tuesday

The plane took a nose dive after taking off from Skylark around 6:45 p.m. The 1946 Luscombe A8 aircraft struck trees about 100 feet up and came to a rest straight down.

Friends said Plourde was experienced and was extremely careful when he flew.

It is unclear if who was flying the plane at the time of the crash. 

On Thursday, police released the 911 calls connected to the incident. The deadly crash remains under investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration.

To see pictures from the crash scene on your mobile device, click here

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