Survivor identified in East Haven deadly plane crash

Rafayel Hany Wassef (Photo courtesy of the Wassef family)

EAST HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)– The East Haven plane crash survivor has been identified Thursday morning.

Police have identified the second occupant of the plane involved in Wednesday morning’s crash as 20-year-old Rafayel Hany Wassef, of New London.

Related: Recovery company to remove plane from crash site as investigation continues

Wassef remains in critical condition at Yale New Haven Hospital at this time.

Rafayel Hany Wassef (left) (Photo courtesy of the Wassef family)
Rafayel Hany Wassef (left) (Photo courtesy of the Wassef family)

On Wednesday afternoon, National Transportation Safety Board officials identified the man killed in the crash as 31-year-old Pablo Campos Isona, of East Haven.

Related: East Haven man killed in small plane crash

In a press release, police offered their condolences.

We want send our condolences to the family of the deceased and want to thank all of the outside organizations who assisted us yesterday. In these situations, there is always a period of chaos. It is during this time that our training comes into play. Yesterday was an example of several different agencies working together towards one common goal; to tend to the injured and address the loss of life. The East Haven Police Department will take on more of a support role from here on out and will assist the NTSB with whatever else they need moving forward.

The plane crash remains under investigation by the NTSB and FAA.

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