The husband and wife doctors from Boston among the four killed when a $3M private jet crashed into industrial laser factory in Connecticut
Four people who died in a fiery private jet crash in Connecticut were identified Friday as a married Boston couple who were both doctors and two local pilots. Police in Farmington said Courtney Haviland, 33, her husband, William Shrauner, 32, were passengers on the jet that crashed into a manufacturing company building Thursday morning shortly after takeoff from Robertson Airport in Plainville. The pilots were William O’Leary, 55, of Bristol, and Mark Morrow, 57, of Danbury, Farmington police Lt. Tim McKenzie said. 'The Farmington Police Department extends their deepest condolences to the friends and family of the four passengers who died in this tragic crash,' McKenzie said in a statement.
Investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board were at the scene of the fiery crash Friday. The cause remains under investigation. The Cessna Citation 560X took off just before 10 a.m. on a flight headed to Dare County Regional Airport in Manteo, North Carolina, the Federal Aviation Administration said. McKenzie said there appeared to be some type of mechanical failure during takeoff. The jet contacted the ground a short distance from the runway and crashed into a building at Trumpf Inc. The impact set off chemical fires inside the building. Two employees suffered minor injuries, officials said. DailyMail.com can now reveal that Dr Haviland worked as a pediatrician at Massachusetts General Hospital after earning her medical degree from Weill Cornel Medical College of Cornell University. Her husband, Dr Shrauner, was a second-year cardiology fellow at Boston Medical College. A spokesperson for Boston Medical College sent a statement to DailyMail.com, confirmed the deaths of the couple. 'We are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of one of our cardiology fellows, Dr. Will Shrauner, and his wife, Dr. Courtney Haviland,' the statement read. 'Will, a second year fellow at Boston Medical Center, was well known as an outstanding educator, physician, colleague and friend to many. Our thoughts and prayers are with Will and Courtney's family and loved ones.' Source