- Associated Press - Sunday, June 14, 2015

NORTH HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) - Officials said two people were seriously injured when their small plane crashed in the woods Sunday in North Hampton, New Hampshire, after take-off from Hampton Airfield.

WMUR reports (https://bit.ly/1IUnOxK ) that one person suffered serious burns and was taken by a medical helicopter to a Boston hospital. The other is being treated at Portsmouth Regional Hospital.

Their names have not been released.

According to the FAA, the plane is registered to Ronald Gagnon, from Biddeford, Maine. The agency has not said whether Gagnon was one of the people on board.

Authorities say the Piper PA-28 plane crashed at 9:40 a.m. Sunday, about 2,000 feet from the end of the runway and approximately 150 yards from a home.

Officials say the plane touched down at Hampton Airfield, taxied and took off again. They say trees may have lessened the plane’s impact upon hitting the ground.

The plane crashed in a wooded area off Cedar Road in North Hampton. One wing was ripped off, but police and fire officials said the plane was otherwise intact.

The FAA is investigating the crash.

North Hampton is on the New Hampshire seacoast, north of Seabrook.

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