Connecticut plane crash LIVE – Victims named in Cessna Citation 560X Farmington crash included couple expecting a child

AUTHORITIES have identified the four people who died after a plane flew into the side of a building in Connecticut yesterday, two of which were a couple expecting a child.

The two pilots have been identified as William O’Leary, 55, and Mark Morrow, 57, and the passengers are Courtney Haviland, 33, and her husband, William Shrauner, 31.

A family friend confirmed that Courtney and William were expecting a child. They already share young son, Teddy, who was not on board the Cessna Citation 560X plane.

The company that owns the building, Trumpf, also confirmed that an additional two people on the ground had been injured.

"At this time, all employees who were inside the affected building have been accounted for with two injuries reported. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available," the company wrote on Facebook.

The plane crashed into the building just after 10am local time on Thursday.

Read our Connecticut plane crash live blog for the latest news and updates…

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    FARMINGTON FIRE DEPARTMENT ON THE SCENE

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    'NO SURVIVORS'

    Sources told a local reporter that nobody was inside the building at the time, but tragically, there were no survivors on the plane.

    An area of the city is currently being evacuated following the crash.

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    PLANE 'STRUGGLED TO TAKE OFF'

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    POLICE AND FIRE TRUCKS GATHER AROUND CRASH SITE

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    FOOTAGE OF EMERGENCY RESPONSE PERSONNEL ON THE SCENE

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    WHERE IS THE BUILDING?

    Officials said the building is located at 111 Hyde Road.

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    VIEW OF DESTROYED BUILDING FROM ABOVE

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    BUILDING IN FLAMES

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    'NO INJURIES' IN THE BUILDING

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    FLAMES AT SITE OF CRASH

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    PHOTOS OF CONNECTICUT FIRE DEPARTMENT RESPONDING TO THE CRASH

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    WHAT HAPPENED?

    The Cessna Citation 560X plane took off just before 10am on a flight headed to Dare County Regional Airport in Manteo, North Carolina, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

    Officals said there appeared to be some type of mechanical failure during takeoff.

    The jet contacted the ground a short distance from the runway and crashed into a building at Trumpf Inc.

    The impact set off chemical fires inside the building.

    Two employees suffered minor injuries

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    WHERE WAS THE PLANE HEADED?

    The plane departed from Robertson Field Airport in Plainville and was headed to Dare County Regional Airport in Manteo, North Carolina, according to the FAA.

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    CRASH CAUSED POWER OUTAGES

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    WHEN DID THE CRASH OCCUR?

    The incident, which caused billows of smoke to pour out from the scene, occurred after 10am local time.

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    WRECKAGE MAY BE 'EXAMINED FURTHER'

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    GOV. NED LAMONT RESPONDS

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    COMPANY OF BUILDING THAT WAS STRUCK RELEASES STATEMENT

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    PICTURES CAPTURE FIREFIGHTER RESPONSE

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    FARMINGTON DEALS WITH MULTIPLE DEATHS

    Farmington also mourns the death of one of their own this weekend.

    A 26-yr veteran and CT State Trooper was swept away by rain water and passed away.

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    'LOUD THUMP' HEARD NEARBY

    Witnesses told the Hartford Courant what they experienced during and after the crash.

    “People who work in the area reported hearing a loud thump. The lights flickered, and then they lost power.”

    Another witness recalled that “the plane took out a utility pole and its transformer before it struck the building.”

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    EMERGENCY PERSONNEL RESPOND

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    WHAT MODEL WAS THE PLANE?

    The plane was described as a Cessna Citation 560X business jet according to NBC Connecticut.

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    COUPLE KILLED LEAVE BEHIND A ONE-YEAR-OLD

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    EMERGENCY DECLARATION

    Amid the plane crash, Governor Lamont declared a state of emergency due to the flooding in Connecticut as a result of Hurricane Ida last night.

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