NEVER MISS A STORY: Sign up for PIX11 breaking news email alerts

3 injured, 1 dead after small plane crashes in Connecticut

EAST HARTFORD, Conn.  — Three people were injured and another killed when a small plane crashed near the Connecticut River Tuesday afternoon.

Police say the plane crashed near 419 Main St. in East Hartford on Tuesday afternoon. The crash sent smoke billowing for miles.

FOX61 reports two people were on the plane at the time of the crash.

One person was taken to an area hospital with significant injuries. Another person was unaccounted for but later found dead.

The deceased has not yet been identified.

Two people who were in a vehicle near the crash have also been taken to the hospital for minor injuries.

The site of the crash is near a facility owned by the jet-engine maker Pratt & Whitney, and across the Connecticut River from the Hartford-Brainard Airport.

The plane hit several poles and wires in the area, leaving more than 500 customers without power. By 10 p.m., power had been restored for the majority of customers.

This is a developing story, check back for updated information.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.