by: Amy Phillips

NORTH HAMPTON, NH (WWLP) – A Springfield man was one of two people in small plane that crashed at an airfield in New Hampshire Wednesday morning.

According to a news release from the North Hampton Police Department, the pilot, Robert Turcotte of Broad Brook, CT, and his passenger, William Kulle of Springfield, MA had been seat belted and were able to exit the plane without assistance. They were treated for minor injuries by North Hampton Fire & Rescue first responders.

North Hampton Police and North Hampton Fire & Rescue responded to the crash at the Hampton Airfield, located at 9A Lafayette Road and found the Vans RV6 upside down in the snow-covered median between the taxiway and runway.

The plane left Skylark Airport located in East Windsor, CT, at about 8:30 AM destined for Hampton Airfield.

The airport is closed while the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and the NH Department of Transportation (DOT) conduct their investigation.