A pilot was recovered from the wreckage of a plane that crashed in a southern New Hampshire neighborhood
A small plane crashed in a residential neighborhood in southern New Hampshire shortly after takeoff Friday morning, trapping the pilot in the wreckage, authorities said.
Emergency crews responded to a report of a plane crash on Colonial Drive in Londonderry around 7:30 a.m. and learned that Wiggins Flight 1046 had crashed after departing from Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, according to an FAA spokesperson.
The Londonderry Fire Department told Boston 25 News that the plane’s pilot was rescued. There was no immediate news about their condition.
The Federal Aviation Administration said the Beechcraft 99 plane was headed to Presque Isle International Airport in Maine.
Manchester-Boston Regional Airport is located approximately eight miles on Colonial Drive.
A video clip from the scene showed a number of police and fire trucks parked along the street.
The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed that the pilot was the only person on board. It is unclear whether anyone in the area of the crash site was hurt.
FlightAware’s animation showed the plane on a green flight path running into trouble almost immediately after takeoff and circling back toward the airport in an apparent attempt to gain clearance to land before the incident.
The animation then continued with an estimated flight path (highlighted in white) to Presque Isle in Maine.
The National Transportation Safety Board will assist the Federal Aviation Administration in investigating the cause of the accident.
No additional details were immediately available.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates when more information is available.
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