Police identify Cheshire man who died in Wallingford plane crash

(WTNH / Report-It / Dan Mercurio)

WALLINGFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — One person has died and another has been injured in a plane crash in Wallingford on Monday night.

Wallingford Police say 56-year old Joseph Tomanelli of Cheshire died in Monday night’s plane crash at the scene. His son, David, 21, also of Cheshire, was also in the plane and was taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Shortly before 6:30 p.m., Wallingford first responders were called to a plane crash in their town.

The plane crashed on Hanover Street, which has been blocked off. Meriden Police say Evansville Avenue is closed in Meriden.

According to police, motorists can expect Hanover Street to be closed for sometime.

It is also near the Meriden Markham Municipal Airport, according to a tweet from New Haven Fire Fighter Frank Ricci.

Officials believe the plane was trying to land at the airport when it crashed.

Wallingford Police confirm the Federal Aviation Administration and the NTSB  are responding to the accident.

News 8 will update this story as details become available.

 

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