The Henningsgaards' twin-enging plane crashed into two houses on Charter Oak Avenue in East Haven.
The Bellevue, Wa. community will come together tomorrow to honor the pilot and son killed when their plane plummeted into two East Haven homes last week.
Bill Henningsgaard and his 17-year-old son, Maxwell, died when the plane they were flying missed the runway at Tweed-New Haven Airport while attempting to land.
The Henningsgaards were on their way to visit colleges on the East Coast.
A memorial service is scheduled to be held Friday, Aug. 16 at 1 p.m., one week after the crash that took four lives. The service is open to the public and will take place at First Presbyterian Church in the Henningsgaards’ hometown of Bellevue, Wa.
Henningsgaard is a former Microsoft executive and is originally from Astoria, Ore. His son was preparing to enter his senior year of high school, where he was a member of the varsity crew team.
The Henningsgaards are survived by Bill’s wife, Susan Sullivan, and two daughters, Eleanor and Lucy.
A vigil was held Sunday for the two other crash victims, sisters Sade Brantley, 13, and Madisyn Mitchell, 1, of Charter Oak Avenue in East Haven. The sisters lived in one of the homes hit by Henningsgaard’s plane.
East Haven community members will hold a fundraiser tonight to raise money for the victims’ family. The girls' funeral will take place tomorrow.
Authorities are still investigating to determine the cause of the deadly crash and expect to release a preliminary report sometime next week.
The two East Haven homes will be torn down, but no specific date has been set for the demolition.