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‘Four people die’ after small plane crashes into industrial laser factory in Connecticut

‘Four people die’ after small plane crashes into industrial laser factory in Connecticut – sending flames into the sky and sparking evacuation of surrounding area

  • The plane crashed into the empty building Thursday morning, police say
  • The factory was empty at the time, but no one aboard the plane survived, according to one reporter 
  • Little else is known about casualties, injuries or the type of plane
  • The address of the crash, 111 Hyde Rd in Farmington, Connecticut, appears to be linked to a factory for Trumpf Medical Systems 
  • It’s located a mile down the road from the small Robertson Airport
  • One reporter said the plane struggled to get off the ground at the airport 


A plane crashed into an empty factory in Farmington, Connecticut and killed everyone onboard after reportedly taking off from an airport a mile down the road Thursday morning.

The address of the crash site is 111 Hyde Road, which appears to be the site of Trumpf Medical Systems.

The building, a mile down the road from the small Robertson Airport, was reportedly empty at the time of the crash. 

Witnesses say the plane struggled to take off from the airport earlier in the day, according to reporter Caitlin Francis. It hit the ground before eventually crashing into the factory building.

Little else is known about other casualties, injuries or the type of plane as of Thursday at 11.40am. 

The Thursday morning plane crash in Farmington, Connecticut sent flames into the sky

Police have advised people to avoid the area so emergency crews can being evacuation

Police have advised people to avoid the area so emergency crews can being evacuation

A website for Trumpf describes the Farmington campus as a ‘state-of-the-art training facility, where more than 25 full-time instructors teach hands-on classes for programming, maintenance, and equipment operation in a 48,000 sq ft fabrication shop.’

‘The production of solid-state laser sources and flatbed laser-cutting machines is also carried out in the Farmington facility, to better serve the needs of customers in North America.’

A reporter for WTNH in New Haven, Connecticut said the building was empty at the time, but no one aboard the plane survived 

The plane crashed in the small town of Farmington about a mile down the road from an airport

The plane crashed in the small town of Farmington about a mile down the road from an airport

Police released little information about the crash Thursday morning

 Police released little information about the crash Thursday morning

‘Police sources tell me a jet engine took off from Robertson Airport in Plainville and lost power. Sources say no one was inside the building at the time but sadly no one on the plane survived,’ Samaia Hernandez tweeted at 10.55am.

A witness at a nearby company, Image First, told WTIC-TV that they heard a loud explosion and ran out to see the smoke. 

Farmington is located in Hartford County, about 10 miles southwest of the state capital of Hartford. The 25,000-person town is about two hours from Boston and three hours from New York City.

Photos from the scene show smoke billowing up as a mangled plane appears to rest next to the charred side of the building.

‘We are responding to a plane crash into a building at 111 Hyde Rd. Media can stage at the intersection of New Britain Ave and Hyde Rd for now,’ the Farmington Police Department tweeted at 10.10am.

‘Any updates will be on our Twitter page. Please avoid the area so emergency crews can evacuate the immediate area.’

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