October 26th, 2012|
October 26, 2012
An 83-year-old man and his wife were killed in Hooksett, New Hampshire, when their small plane crashed onto Interstate 93 Thursday, reports Boston.com. No motorists were injured.
The Rhode Island couple was en route to a board of trustees’ meeting at the New Hampton School. The plane’s pilot, a self-employed architect, and his wife routinely flew to the school’s four annual board of trustees’ meetings.
The single-engine Beechcraft hit a light pole alongside the northbound lanes of I-93 just after 1 p.m., sending it crashing onto the highway and partially into the woods next to the roadway.
Investigators from the Bureau of Aeronautics and the FBI were on the crash scene in Hooksett on Thursday and investigators from the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) were en route.
The New Hampshire State Police said that one body was in the plane and that the other was ejected from the plane and found a distance away in a wooded median strip.
“[The man] was the architect for many of our buildings on campus,’’ the chairman of the New Hampton School Board of Trustees said. ‘‘He was incredibly generous with his time and thoughtful of the student experience at New Hampton. Our hearts go out to the family.”