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Police say small-plane crash killed man, injured his son

Police say small-plane crash killed man, injured his son

WALLINGFORD, Conn. (AP) — Federal authorities say a doctor and his son were practicing touch-and-go landings when their small plane crashed in Connecticut, killing the father and seriously injuring the son.

The crash happened Monday evening on a road next to Meriden-Markham Airport in Wallingford.

Police say 56-year-old Cheshire resident Joseph Tomanelli was killed and 21-year-old Daniel Tomanelli was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. Joseph Tomanelli was a primary care doctor based in Wallingford.

Authorities say a passer-by pulled Daniel Tomanelli away from the burning plane.

A National Transportation Safety Board official says the plane crashed during touch-and-go landing practice and it wasn't immediately clear who was flying the plane.

The NTSB and Federal Aviation Administration are investigating.


This story has been corrected to show that the son's first name is Daniel, not David.

Updated : 2021-10-26 08:58 GMT+08:00