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Last moments of East Haven CT plane crash captured on LiveATC.net

n13622

As I was walking back from lunch I heard about a plane crash in CT. Being a pilot, I naturally had some interest in the story.

Here is what I have be able to find so far.

According to a Fox News  report, the FAA said that the aircraft originated from Teterboro KTEB in NJ and crashed as it approached Tweed New Haven Airport at 11:25.

With that information I pulled the latest flights from TEB to HVN and I found N16322

 

Flight track here:
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N13622/history/20130809/1400Z/KTEB/KHVN 

Below you will find the liveATC.net archive.
Link to LiveATC.net

At 16:51 tower asks N13622 if he is going to maintain visual contact with the airport as he was on the downwind.

The weather conditions were as follows.

KHVN 091453Z 17012KT 10SM OVC009 24/23 A2990 RMK AO2 RAB42E52 CIG 007V014 SLP123 P0000 60002 T02390228 56020




Raw audio file: http://archive-server.liveatc.net/khvn/KHVN-Aug-09-2013-1500Z.mp3
Credit liveatc.net
10:50 You catch the end of his response to "join the localizer" 
11:56 N13622 checks in with the tower
12:06 N13622 is instructed to report left downwind runway 20
12:12 N13622 asks if it is going to be a strait in.
12:15 Tower responds "negative" with the winds.
16:56 N13622 responds that he is in visual contact. 
17:08 you hear the tower yell "622" 

My prayers to the pilot and the two children in the home that he crashed into.

Link to news article about the crash: 
http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Plane-crash-reported-in-East-Haven-4720408.php
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  • Mike Strand

    I assume he was making the ILS Runway 2 approach, circle to land 20. Minimums for that appear to be 720 ft – 1 mile. The weather appears to support the feasibility of the approach.

    • http://www.110knots.com Mike Bennett

      I agree. Most likely based on his question “is anyone landing strait in on 2?” He was planing on landing on 2. Things happen quickly in airplanes close to the ground.

  • Eric Grill

    The eyewitnesses all said they didnt hear an engine he just glided in. One child said the plane just fell. Fuel starvation? Guess we will see with the initial NTSB report.

    • http://www.110knots.com Mike Bennett

      Most likely a stall-spin turning base to final. Happens way too often.

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