An Airplane Struck a Deer While Landing in New Hampshire

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Small aircraft crash at Keene Airport pic.twitter.com/kA34VzqZ84

— Keene Fire Dept. (@KeeneFire) May 11, 2016

During a routine landing on Wednesday morning, a small plane in New Hampshire hit a deer and flipped over.

The plane was hurled off of the runway in the crash. The two people in the plane—a pilot and a passenger—were able to get out safely. They sustained minor injuries and were not taken to the hospital.

The incident at Keene Dillant-Hopkins Airport shut down the runway for more than four hours, according to WMUR. The station reports that according to the FAA, the plane departed from Boire Field in Nashua.

“The plane is still out there pending investigation, and when it’s released by the FAA, we’ll return to the scene and assist with the removal of the plane to make sure everything is safe,” Swanzey, New Hampshire Fire Chief Norman Skantze told WMUR.

Fire crews remain on scene at plane crash at the airport. NO injuries as a result of crash. pic.twitter.com/PqxqLGppHs

— Keene Fire Dept. (@KeeneFire) May 11, 2016

Source URL: https://www.bostonmagazine.com/news/2016/05/13/airplane-deer-new-hampshire/