A CT neighborhood caught fire Tuesday after a small airplane fell from the sky, authorities said.
The Piper PA 34 was being piloted by a student pilot and instructor when it crashed on Main Street in East Hartford at around 3:45pm, resulting in what one witness described as a 'mushroom cloud explosion'. Pratt & Whitney officials said it doesn't appear the crash involved any of the company's employees or contractors.
Location: This is where the plane crashed, on Main Street near Colt Street.
Residents are asked to avoid the area.
The plane clipped a few powerlines when it crashed, leading to 520 people to lose power, according to Eversource.
Two people were on board during the crash; one was taken to the hospital, and a second is unaccounted for. Our thoughts are with the people affected.
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The smoke could be seen from I-84, which is in the area.
Eversouce is reporting more than 500 outages in East Hartford. We stand ready to assist local officials as needed.
The eastbound side of Route 2 reopened after the crash.
Initially, Goodwin College said some classes were canceled on Tuesday night, however as of about 4:30 p.m. the college said the entire campus is closed for Tuesday night.
Route 2 West at exit 5 was closed, according to state police.
This statement will be updated when additional information becomes available.