Plane crashes into New Hampshire building; all on board die

Oct 21, 2022, 8:58 PM | Updated: Oct 22, 2022, 10:44 am
Investigators examine the site of a plane crash in Keene, N.H. on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022. The Fede...

Investigators examine the site of a plane crash in Keene, N.H. on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022. The Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement Saturday that a single-engine Beechcraft Sierra aircraft crashed Friday evening into a building north of Keene Dillant-Hopkins Airport. City officials said on their Facebook page that no one was injured in the building but that “those on the plane have perished." (Kristopher Radder /The Brattleboro Reformer via AP)

(Kristopher Radder /The Brattleboro Reformer via AP)

              Investigators examine the site of a plane crash in Keene, N.H. on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022. The Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement Saturday that a single-engine Beechcraft Sierra aircraft crashed Friday evening into a building north of Keene Dillant-Hopkins Airport. City officials said on their Facebook page that no one was injured in the building but that “those on the plane have perished." (Kristopher Radder /The Brattleboro Reformer via AP)
            
              Investigators examine the site of a plane crash in Keene, N.H. on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022. The Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement Saturday that a single-engine Beechcraft Sierra aircraft crashed Friday evening into a building north of Keene Dillant-Hopkins Airport. City officials said on their Facebook page that no one was injured in the building but that “those on the plane have perished." (Kristopher Radder /The Brattleboro Reformer via AP)
            
              Investigators examine the site of a plane crash in Keene, N.H. on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022. The Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement Saturday that a single-engine Beechcraft Sierra aircraft crashed Friday evening into a building north of Keene Dillant-Hopkins Airport. City officials said on their Facebook page that no one was injured in the building but that “those on the plane have perished." (Kristopher Radder /The Brattleboro Reformer via AP)
            
              Investigators examine the site of a plane crash in Keene, N.H. on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022. The Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement Saturday that a single-engine Beechcraft Sierra aircraft crashed Friday evening into a building north of Keene Dillant-Hopkins Airport. City officials said on their Facebook page that no one was injured in the building but that “those on the plane have perished." (Kristopher Radder /The Brattleboro Reformer via AP)
            
              Investigators examine the site of a plane crash in Keene, N.H. on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022. The Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement Saturday that a single-engine Beechcraft Sierra aircraft crashed Friday evening into a building north of Keene Dillant-Hopkins Airport. City officials said on their Facebook page that no one was injured in the building but that “those on the plane have perished." (Kristopher Radder /The Brattleboro Reformer via AP)
            
              Investigators examine the site of a plane crash in Keene, N.H. on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022. The Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement Saturday that a single-engine Beechcraft Sierra aircraft crashed Friday evening into a building north of Keene Dillant-Hopkins Airport. City officials said on their Facebook page that no one was injured in the building but that “those on the plane have perished." (Kristopher Radder /The Brattleboro Reformer via AP)
            
              Investigators examine the site of a plane crash in Keene, N.H. on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022. The Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement Saturday that a single-engine Beechcraft Sierra aircraft crashed Friday evening into a building north of Keene Dillant-Hopkins Airport. City officials said on their Facebook page that no one was injured in the building but that “those on the plane have perished." (Kristopher Radder /The Brattleboro Reformer via AP)
            
              Firefighters work to extinguish a fire in a building after a single-engine plane crashed nearby in Keene, N.H., Friday, Oct. 21, 2022. Police at the time could not confirm if the plane crashed into the building. (Kristopher Radder/The Brattleboro Reformer via AP)
            
              Firefighters work after a single-engine plane crashed Friday, Oct. 21, 2022, in Keene, N.H. (Kristopher Radder/The Brattleboro Reformer via AP)
            
              Fire departments work to extinguish a fire after a single-engine plane crashed near the building Friday, Oct. 21, 2022, in Keene, N.H. Police at the time could not confirm if the plane crashed into the building. (Kristopher Radder/The Brattleboro Reformer via AP)
            
              People watch as firefighters work to extinguish a fire after a single-engine plane crashed Friday, Oct. 21, 2022, in Keene, N.H. (Kristopher Radder/The Brattleboro Reformer via AP)

KEENE, N.H. (AP) — A small plane crashed into a building in New Hampshire, killing the two people on board and sparking a large fire on the ground, authorities said.

The Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement Saturday that a single-engine Beechcraft Sierra aircraft crashed into a building north of Keene Dillant-Hopkins Airport in Keene, New Hampshire, on Friday evening. City officials said on their Facebook page that no one was injured in the building hit by the plane but “those on the plane have perished.”

“The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate. The NTSB will be in charge of the investigation and will provide additional updates,” the FAA said.

Keene Mayor George Hansel told The Associated Press that two people on the plane died but that they have not been identified. He said the the plane hit a two-story barn connected to a multi-family apartment building. All eight people were evacuated from the apartment building due to the subsequent fire.

At a morning press conference, Hansel said the plane was owned by Monadnock Aviation, which is based at the airport. He said it was unclear where the plane was headed and no one answered the phone at Monadnock. The cause of the crash remains under investigation and the operations at the airport were not affected, he said.

“We are very fortunate in some ways that the plane didn’t hit a part of the building where people were,” Hansel said. “This obviously could have been much worse but any loss of life is a tragedy.”

Shaughn Calkins told WMUR-TV that he saw the fire as he was driving.

“We were probably close to quarter of a mile away, and you could feel the heat from the fire,” Calkins said. “It was billowing, so it was a big fire.”

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Plane crashes into New Hampshire building; all on board die