Plane crash into multi-family home in New Hampshire kills two people on board, officials say One person remains hospitalized after the crash at a home in Conway, N.H.
The Federal Aviation Administration said a Piper PA-28-280 twin-engine airplane carrying three people crashed just after midnight on Saturday into a multi-family home in Conway, N.H. Authorities identified one of the victims as 45-year-old pilot Stephen “Steve” Wiegand, and said a second victim, 45-year-old passenger Daniela Palma, died on the scene.
The third person on board, the pilot’s wife, remains hospitalized after the plane crash that killed two people, officials said.
Airport workers spotted the plane as it descended in darkness over the small Concord airport early Saturday morning. Workers saw the white plane in slow flight, landing in the runway before crashing, and found the bodies of the plane’s passengers in the wreckage.
The cause remains under investigation.
A preliminary investigation determined the plane left from West Palm Beach, Fla., heading toward the Boston area, and had taken off as scheduled at 6:25 a.m. Central Time, according to the FAA’s flight tracking system.
Conway County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Jeremy Gentry said authorities believe the cause of the crash was a mechanical failure.
“It seems like everything just went wrong,” Conway County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Jeremy Gentry said Saturday.
The FAA said the aircraft had three people aboard, including the pilot, whom they identified as 47-year-old Stephen Wiegand from West Palm Beach, Fla.
The pilot’s flight log showed the plane took off from the Orlando, Fla., airport at 7:20 a.m. as planned.
The FAA said Wiegand was an experienced pilot whose previous flight was within the last 24 years. He had logged 14 hours of flight time in the plane this morning, the agency said.
No one else was on the plane at the time the crash occurred, officials said.
Conway County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement that