Police Investigating Plane Crash in East Hartford, Conn.

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Authorities say a small plane has crashed near the Connecticut River.

Police say the plane crashed near 419 Main St. in East Hartford on Tuesday afternoon, but did not know how many people were on board or if anyone was killed or injured. Some roads in the area have been closed while police investigate.

The site of the crash is near a facility owned by the jet-engine maker Pratt & Whitney, and across the Connecticut River from the Hartford-Brainard Airport.

Telephone poles and wires were knocked down in the crash, leaving about 500 without power. Other details were not immediately available.


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Pratt and Whitney, a maker of jet engines, says the crash doesn’t appear to involve employees or conractors.

“We are aware of the incident that occurred this afternoon on Main Street. Our thoughts are with the people affected. It does not appear at this time that any Pratt & Whitney employees or contractors were involved. Additionally, there is no impact to our operation here in East Hartford other than restricted traffic flow to the facility’s main entrance on Main Street. We stand ready to assist local officials as needed. Additional queries should be directed to the appropriate local officials,” it said in a statement to NBC CT.

Epoch Times contributed to this report.