WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 (Xinhua) -- A small plane crashed into two houses in the U.S. state of Connecticut on Friday, with three people missing, authorities said.
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said a Rockwell International Turbo Commander 690B crashed on approach into the Tweed New Haven Regional Airport at 11:25 a.m. local time (1525 GMT).
The small plane originated from Teterboro Airport in New Jersey, it said in a statement.
The two houses caught fire in the crash. Local authorities were still searching for the three missing, including the pilot and two children living in one of the houses, reported NBC.
The missing children are 13 and one years old respectively and their mother survived. The other house was believed to be vacant at the time of the crash.
"Unfortunately, we haven't recovered anybody at this point and we presume there is going to be a very bad outcome for two people reported to be in the house," said Chief Doug Jackson of the East Haven Fire Department.
Emergency crews have responded to the scene. The reason for the pilot to miss the approach remained to be unknown.