A small, intact tea set may seem inconsequential, but for one grieving mother in Medina, Washington, it’s all she has left of her husband and son.
Former Microsoft executive Bill Henningsgaard and his son were the only two passengers on a small 10-seat plane that crashed in Connecticut on Friday, The Seattle Times reports. The father and son had been on a tour of colleges for the 17-year old and were about to touch down at Tweed New Haven airport when the plane went down short of the runway, crashing into two houses, setting them ablaze, killing both passengers as well as a 13-year-old and 1-year-old child living in the houses.
The crash is still under investigation, but it was noted that no emergency transmission was made before the plane went down.
An inspection of the plane recovered a tea set in the compartment in the tail section of the plane. There was a small chip in the spout of the pot, but the rest of the pieces were intact. Susan Henningsgaard told police that her son had purchased the tea set for her last week. John Mannion, the deputy police chief in East Haven, intends to pack it up and send it to Susan.
"That's a remembrance of a sad day, but a loving son," he said.
Our thoughts are with Susan and the rest of the families at this incredibly difficult time.
Source: The Seattle Times