The Associated Press
EAST HAVEN, Conn. — Federal investigators say pilot error in windy conditions caused a plane to crash in Connecticut last year, killing four people including two children in a home that was struck.
The National Transportation Safety Board report last month says former Microsoft executive Bill Henningsgaard of Medina, Washington, caused the 10-seat plane to stall and crash in August 2013 when he failed to maintain airspeed while banking “aggressively” in gusty tail wind conditions.
The aircraft flipped upside down and crashed into two houses in East Haven during a landing attempt.
Authorities said Henningsgaard was flying from Teterboro Airport in New Jersey to Tweed New Haven Airport.