One of the two homes demolished in the August 9 plane crash will be demolished on Thursday, August 22, according to the East Haven Mayor's office.
Mayor Joseph Maturo, Jr. announced Wednesday that one of the homes damaged in the August 9th plane crash on Charter Oak Avenue, #68, is scheduled to be demolished tomorrow, or August 22.
Maturo explained, “Demolition permits have been pulled by Cherry Hill Construction Company and our contacts with the relevant insurance companies indicate that the home is scheduled to be demolished at approximately 7:00 a.m. on Thursday morning.”
Maturo continued, “Environmental testing was completed on the property late last week and all of the necessary clearances were obtained from the State Health Department, DEEP, and local utilities earlier this week.”
The Town has continued working with the insurance company for 64 Charter Oak Avenue, the home which was directly hit by the plane, to facilitate the speedy demolition of that property in the coming days.
Maturo explained, “Environmental concerns from the jet fuel deposited on 64 Charter Oak Avenue have made the process of demolishing that property a bit more complex than the one being taken down tomorrow. Nevertheless, the Town has indicated to the insurance company handling the matter that if the home is not taken down expeditiously, the Town will exercise its authority to have the home demolished.”
Maturo concluded, “Precious lives were lost on August 9th and I’d ask everyone, including the media, to continue to be sensitive to that. As painful as it is for the homeowners to watch their homes come down, the raising of these homes is a difficult but important step in the healing process for these families and for the neighborhood.”