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Plane that crashed in Danbury took off from Groton-New London Airport

By Izaskun E. Larrañeta

Publication: theday.com

Published January 23. 2013 10:00AM   Updated January 23. 2013 11:57PM

A plane that crashed on a Danbury street Tuesday night had taken off from the Groton-New London Airport.

The aircraft, a Cirrus SR22, left the airport around 6:50 p.m. on its way to the Danbury Municipal Airport.

Jim Peters, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman, said the accident happened around 7:25 p.m. The aircraft was making a visual approach to land on runway 26 when it crashed on South Street in the downtown area.

Peters said none of the three people on board were injured. An official from the Danbury's mayor office also confirmed Wednesday that there were no injuries on the ground.

Peters said the plane landed on its nose because a parachute was deployed to help it land.

The plane is registered to Kenyon Flight LLC in West Hartford. According to the Secretary of State, its lists Samuel Fingold of West Hartford and Michael Fingold of Palm Beach, Fla., as principals in the company.

Samuel Fingold could not be reached for comment.

Peters said the National Transportation Safety Board is taking over the investigation.

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