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Police say small-plane crash killed man, injured his son

WALLINGFORD, Conn. (AP) — Federal authorities say a doctor and his son were practicing touch-and-go landings when their small plane crashed in Connecticut, killing the father and seriously injuring the son.

The crash happened Monday evening on a road next to Meriden-Markham Airport in Wallingford.

Police say 56-year-old Cheshire resident Joseph Tomanelli was killed and 21-year-old Daniel Tomanelli was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. Joseph Tomanelli was a primary care doctor based in Wallingford.

Authorities say a passer-by pulled Daniel Tomanelli away from the burning plane.

A National Transportation Safety Board official says the plane crashed during touch-and-go landing practice and it wasn’t immediately clear who was flying the plane.

The NTSB and Federal Aviation Administration are investigating.

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This story has been corrected to show that the son’s first name is Daniel, not David.

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