2 injured in crash of small plane in North Hampton

Last modified: 6/14/2015 11:24:16 PM
Officials said two people were seriously injured when their small plane crashed in the woods yesterday in North Hampton after takeoff from Hampton Airfield.

WMUR reported that one person suffered serious burns and was taken by a medical helicopter to a Boston hospital. The other is being treated at Portsmouth Regional Hospital.

Their names have not been released.

According to the FAA, the plane is registered to Ronald Gagnon of Biddeford, Maine. The agency has not said whether Gagnon was one of the people on board.

Authorities said the Piper PA-28 plane crashed at 9:40 a.m. yesterday, about 2,000 feet from the end of the runway and approximately 150 yards from a home.

Officials said the plane touched down at Hampton Airfield, taxied and took off again. They said trees may have lessened the plane’s impact upon hitting the ground.

The plane crashed in a wooded area off Cedar Road in North Hampton. One wing was ripped off, but police and fire officials said the plane was otherwise intact.

The FAA is investigating the crash.

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