Those who crashed into a building in Keene, NH, are dead, city says

Those on a plane that crashed Friday into an apartment building in Keene are dead, according to the town of Keene. Officials said Saturday that the two people on board the plane had died. The Federal Aviation Administration told News 9 that a single-engine Beechcraft Sierra plane crashed into a building north of Dillant-Hopkins Airport in Keene before 7 p.m. Friday. The town of Keene said there were no injuries at the multi-family building, but those on the plane died. “The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate. The NTSB will lead the investigation and provide additional updates,” the FAA said. Keene Police Captain Steve Tenney said they are waiting for federal authorities to take over the investigation from local authorities. Witness Angel Brown said she saw the crash from her living room. my kitchen to get things ready for work and I saw the flames from my back window,” Brown said. Scott Gauthier, who lives in the flat, said his mother yelled at him to get out of the house when the accident happened. some clothes and I ran away, and as soon as I got out the whole barn was already gobbled up,” Gauthier said. Shaughn Calkins said he was driving when he saw the fire. , and you could feel the heat of the fire,” Calkins said. “It was swelling, so it was a big fire.”>> Aerial video of where the plane crashed into the buildingThe Red Cross American North New England said she had six staff assisting at the scene. “Our disaster action team is mobilizing, and we are waiting to hear more about what the community specifically needs us,” the Red Cross said in a statement. The Safety Board said it was investigating the accident. >> Video: Keene Police provide an update on the accident. They ask people to stay away from the lower main street. Keene Police said they had to avoid Route 12 near the Swanzey line due to a serious incident.

Those on a plane that crashed Friday into an apartment building in Keene are dead, according to the town of Keene.

Authorities announced on Saturday that the two people on board the plane had died.

The Federal Aviation Administration told News 9 that a single-engine Beechcraft Sierra plane crashed into a building north of Dillant-Hopkins Airport in Keene before 7 p.m. Friday.

The town of Keene said there were no injuries at the multi-family building, but those on the plane died.

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

Keene Police Captain Steve Tenney said they are waiting for federal authorities to take over the investigation from local authorities.

Witness Angel Brown said he saw the crash from his living room.

“I heard the plane, then I heard a crash, then sirens came into my kitchen getting things ready for work and I saw the flames from my back window,” Brown said.

Scott Gauthier, who lives in the flat, said his mother yelled at him to get out of the house when the accident happened.

“I grabbed some clothes and ran away, and as soon as I got out the whole barn was already gobbled up,” Gauthier said.

Shaughn Calkins said he was driving when he saw the fire.

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

>> Aerial video of where the plane crashed into the building

The American Red Cross of Northern New England said it has six staff at the scene.

“Our disaster response team is mobilizing and we are waiting to hear more about what the community specifically wants from us,” the Red Cross said in a statement.

The Swanzey Police Department posted on their Facebook page that first responders were at the scene of a plane crash with a building fire.

The National Transportation Safety Board said it was investigating the crash.

>> Video: Keene Police provide an update on the crash

They ask people to stay away from the lower main street.

Keene Police said to avoid Route 12 near the Swanzey Line due to a serious incident.

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