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Two children missing after Connecticut air crash

The remains of a plane is seen next to a damaged home after it crashed in East Haven, Connecticut, on Aug 9, 2013. United States rescue workers scrambled on Friday to find two children missing and feared dead after a twin-engine aircraft crashed
The remains of a plane is seen next to a damaged home after it crashed in East Haven, Connecticut, on Aug 9, 2013. United States rescue workers scrambled on Friday to find two children missing and feared dead after a twin-engine aircraft crashed into two houses in Connecticut. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
 A burnt home is pictured at the site of a plane crash in East Haven, Connecticut, on Aug 9, 2013.United States rescue workers scrambled on Friday to find two children missing and feared dead after a twin-engine aircraft crashed into two houses
 A burnt home is pictured at the site of a plane crash in East Haven, Connecticut, on Aug 9, 2013.United States rescue workers scrambled on Friday to find two children missing and feared dead after a twin-engine aircraft crashed into two houses in Connecticut. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
 Burnt and damaged homes are pictured at the site of a plane crash in East Haven, Connecticut, on Aug 9, 2013.  United States rescue workers scrambled on Friday to find two children missing and feared dead after a twin-engine aircraft crash
 Burnt and damaged homes are pictured at the site of a plane crash in East Haven, Connecticut, on Aug 9, 2013.  United States rescue workers scrambled on Friday to find two children missing and feared dead after a twin-engine aircraft crashed into two houses in Connecticut. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
A burnt home is pictured at the site of a plane crash in East Haven, Connecticut, on Aug 9, 2013. United States rescue workers scrambled on Friday to find two children missing and feared dead after a twin-engine aircraft crashed into two houses
A burnt home is pictured at the site of a plane crash in East Haven, Connecticut, on Aug 9, 2013. United States rescue workers scrambled on Friday to find two children missing and feared dead after a twin-engine aircraft crashed into two houses in Connecticut. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Fire and rescue personnel and residents stand near the aftermath of a plane crash between two homes in East Haven, Connecticut, on Aug 9, 2013. United States rescue workers scrambled on Friday to find two children missing and feared dead af
Fire and rescue personnel and residents stand near the aftermath of a plane crash between two homes in East Haven, Connecticut, on Aug 9, 2013. United States rescue workers scrambled on Friday to find two children missing and feared dead after a twin-engine aircraft crashed into two houses in Connecticut. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Fire and rescue personnel and residents stand near the aftermath of a plane crash between two homes in East Haven, Connecticut, on Aug 9, 2013. United States rescue workers scrambled on Friday to find two children missing and feared dead after a
Fire and rescue personnel and residents stand near the aftermath of a plane crash between two homes in East Haven, Connecticut, on Aug 9, 2013. United States rescue workers scrambled on Friday to find two children missing and feared dead after a twin-engine aircraft crashed into two houses in Connecticut. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
 Fire and rescue personnel surround the site of a plane crash in East Haven, Connecticut, on Aug 9, 2013.  United States rescue workers scrambled on Friday to find two children missing and feared dead after a twin-engine aircraft crashed in
 Fire and rescue personnel surround the site of a plane crash in East Haven, Connecticut, on Aug 9, 2013.  United States rescue workers scrambled on Friday to find two children missing and feared dead after a twin-engine aircraft crashed into two houses in Connecticut. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Emergency personnel survey the damage at the site of a plane crash in East Haven, Connecticut, on Aug 9, 2013. United States rescue workers scrambled on Friday to find two children missing and feared dead after a twin-engine aircraft crashed int
Emergency personnel survey the damage at the site of a plane crash in East Haven, Connecticut, on Aug 9, 2013. United States rescue workers scrambled on Friday to find two children missing and feared dead after a twin-engine aircraft crashed into two houses in Connecticut. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

NEW YORK CITY, New York (AFP) - United States (US) rescue workers scrambled on Friday to find two children missing and feared dead after a twin-engine aircraft crashed into two houses in Connecticut.

The Rockwell International Turbo Commander 690B crashed on approach into Tweed New Haven airport before noon, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

It was on a short flight from Teterboro airport outside New York City, it said in a statement.

Local media said the aircraft hit two clapboard houses in a densely populated section of East Haven, with two children - one about one year old, the other 13 - inside one of the homes.

Also unaccounted for were the pilot of the aircraft - and it was unclear how many passengers might have been on board.

"We haven't recovered anybody at this point. We presume a bad outcome," said East Haven fire chief Douglas Jackson, quoted on the Hartford Courant website.

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy said two bodies had been spotted as the search effort unfolded.

The Turbo Commander 690B, a light twin turboprop business aircraft, seats seven to 10 passengers and crew in a pressurised cabin.

East Haven, population 30,000, is 130km north-east of New York City, on Long Island Sound.