FOUR people were killed when a Cessna Citation 560X business jet reportedly suffered a mechanical failure at takeoff in Connecticut on Thursday.
The two pilots, identified as William O’Leary, 55, and Mark Morrow, 57, and the passengers Courtney Haviland, 33, and her husband, William Shrauner, 31, were all killed.
A family friend confirmed that Courtney and William were expecting a child. They already share young son, Teddy, who was not on board the 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.
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