Federal investigators say an initial probe shows the small plane that crashed shortly after takeoff in New Hampshire had no obvious mechanical failures before it fell from the sky, killing two people.
Todd Gunther of the National Transportation Safety Board says witness accounts indicate the Cessna pitched up sharply after take-off on Monday at Hampton Airfield, rolled to the left then plummeted into trees.
Two people are dead after their plane crashed alongside Interstate 93 in Hooksett.
NHPR’s Sam Evans-Brown was on the scene earlier today. He tells All Things Considered host Brady Carlson about what police have confirmed about the Doris and Herman Hassenger, the people killed in the crash, and about the plane's history.
In 1948, a plane crash in a remote Alaskan mountain range killed everyone on board …twenty-four merchant mariners returning to the US from Shanghai, and six Northwest Airlines crew members. The crash site was quickly covered by snow and eventually entombed in ice…where it remained until 1999. It was then that a pair of former US Airforce pilots turned their hobby of solving forgotten aviation mysteries into an investigation.