Joseph Tomanelli, died while learning how to fly the newly bought plane
A doctor is dead and his son is seriously injured after a small plane crashed in Wallingford, near the Meriden-Markham Municipal Airport, Monday night. They had just bought the plane and they were learning how to flight it. They end up crashing the plane in flames and killing the father and injuring the son.
The person killed in the crash has been identified as Dr. Joseph Tomanelli, 56, of Cheshire.
RAW: Meriden Crash
(Published Monday, April 24, 2017)
Tomanelli's 21-year-old son, David, of Hamden, was transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital for serious but non-life threatening injuries.
The father and son were attempting to land, according to Wallingford police. Authorities have not said which man was piloting the plane at the time of the crash.
Wallingford police and Meriden police said they both responded to the scene, which was east of the airport, on Hanover Avenue just after 6:28 p.m. The airport is located near the Meriden-Wallingford town line.
The small plane went through a chainlink fence before crashing on a berm on Hanover Avenue. The aircraft was engulfed in flames, Wallingford police said during a news conference Monday night.
Plane Crashes in Meriden
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will be the primary agencies investigating the crash.
Joseph Tomanelli was an internist and Primary Care physician with Hartford Healthcare. They released the following statement on his death:
"MidState Medical Center, Hartford HealthCare Medical Group and all of us at Hartford HealthCare offer our heartfelt condolences to Dr. Joseph Tomanelli, his family, friends, colleagues and patients. We are incredibly shocked and saddened to learn of this tragedy – Dr. Tomanelli was a well-known and esteemed primary care physician in our community for years and will be tremendously missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with all who knew him."
Based on the plane registration records, Joseph Tomanelli has just bought (April 3, 2017) the Cirrus CR232 plane from Vista Two LLC. It is obvious that he was still learning how to fly the plane and he end up dying for it.
C/n / msn: 1484
Fatalities: Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities: 0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location: Meriden Markham Municipal Airport (KMMK), Meriden, CT - United States of America
Departure airport: Meriden Markham Muni (KMMK)
Destination airport: Meriden Markham Muni (KMMK)
While practicing touch-and-go landings, the aircraft impacted the terrain off the departure end of Runway 18 at Meriden Markham Municipal Airport (KMMK) in Meriden, near Wallingford, Connecticut. The airplane was partially consumed by the post-impact fire and one of the two related occupants onboard received fatal injuries. One occupant onboard the aircraft received serious injuries.
N94LP Aircraft Registration
|03-Apr-2017||TOMANELLI JOSEPH||OCEAN ISLE BEACH NC|
|17-Aug-2012||VISTA TWO LLC||SANDPOINT ID|
|02-Jun-2006||VISTA TWO LLC||SCOTTSDALE AZ|
|Model:||SR22 Search all Cirrus SR22|
|Construction Number (C/N):||1484|
|Aircraft Type:||Fixed wing single engine|
|Number of Seats:||4|
|Number of Engines:||1|
|Engine Manufacturer and Model:||Cont Motor IO-550 SERIES|
|Mode S (ICAO24) Code:||AD0BD7|
|Air Worthiness Test:||2005-06-17|
|Last Action Taken:||2008-07-15|
OwnerRegistration Type:Corporation Owner:Vista Two Llc Address:Scottsdale, AZ 85254
United States Region:Western-Pacific