EAST HAVEN - A vigil was held at an East Haven park last night, where residents mourned the two girls lost in Friday's plane crash and pledged to support their mother.
At Margaret Tucker Park, local religious leaders led the group in prayer during the interfaith vigil. Religious leaders also offered counseling to anyone affected by the crash.
Sade Brantley, 13, and 1-year-old Madisyn Mitchell were both killed when the plane, en route to Tweed New Haven Airport, crashed into their home. Neighbors say they tried to rescue the children as their mother Joan Mitchell cried for help, but were forced to turn back after the house caught fire.
The plane's pilot, identified by family as Bill Henningsgaard, and his 17-year-old son were also killed in the crash.