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By Richard Weizel
MILFORD, Conn., Aug 9 (Reuters) - Four bodies have been removed from the site of an East Haven, Connecticut, home that a small airplane crashed into on Friday, the town's assistant fire chief said on Saturday.
"We were able to pull four bodies from the plane and one of the homes," East Haven Fire Department Assistant Chief Chuck Licata said. Two children who had been in one of the two houses the plane struck were among the dead, Licata said.
The dead also included the pilot of the plane, former Microsoft Corp executive Bill Henningsgaard, and his son Maxwell, according to the website of a Bellevue, Washington, non-profit organization where Henningsgaard served as executive director.
"Bill and Max were on a trip to the East Coast, where they were visiting colleges. The loss of Bill and Max is tragic," the organization, Eastside Pathways, said.
Officials said their investigation of the site is ongoing but they believe there were four victims in the crash.
Two of the bodies had been found on Friday.
A Microsoft spokesman confirmed that Henningsgaard was a former employee of the company.
All four bodies had been taken to the state medical examiner's office, Licata said, adding that official identifications of the deceased would follow a medical examiner's review.
The children were aged 1 and 13, neighbors interviewed near the crash site said on Friday.
The twin-engine propeller plane had taken off from New Jersey Friday morning and had been attempting to land at Tweed New Haven Airport, about 40 miles (67 km) south of Hartford, in rainy weather when it crashed. (Reporting by Richard Weizel; Additional reporting by Noreen O'Donnell; Editing by Scott Malone and Eric Beech)