Two Children, Pilot Missing After Plane Crashes into Home

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(CNN) -- At least three people -- two children and a pilot -- were missing after a turboprop airplane crashed into at least one house in the southern Connecticut town of East Haven on Friday morning, officials told reporters.

The children, ages 1 and 13, were believed to be in the house when the plane hit it shortly before 11:30 a.m, East Haven Mayor Joseph Maturo Jr. said. The children's mother also was at the home but escaped, he said.

"It's ... total devastation in the back of the home," Maturo said.

The multiengine Rockwell International Turbo Commander 690B took off from New Jersey's Teterboro Airport on Friday morning and crashed while approaching the Tweed New Haven Airport around 11:25 a.m., the Federal Aviation Administration said.

Neither the pilot's identity nor information about how many people were in the plane was immediately available.

Video from WTNH showed smoke rising from a heavily damaged house in East Haven, and what appeared to be the tail of a plane nearby.

Fire burned that house and a neighboring one, East Haven Fire Chief Douglas Jackson said.

"We presume there's going to be a very bad outcome for two people believed in the house" and the pilot, Jackson said.

By Aaron Cooper and Jason Hanna

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