Plane crashes at NH resort

June 14, 2009 6:05:47 AM PDT
Authorities say the pilot of a single-engine plane has died after crashing on the grounds of a New Hampshire resort. Witnesses say the Cessna 177 hit two trees at the Margate Resort in Gilford, then came down in a parking lot at 4:20 p.m. Saturday, shortly after taking off from nearby Laconia.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Jim Peters says the pilot was taken to a local hospital and later died of his injuries. His name hasn't been released.

The plane was registered to David Richard Kerr of Falmouth, Maine, but Peters says Kerr wasn't flying it at the time of the crash.

Peters says no one on the ground was injured. The crash is being investigated by the FAA and National Transportation Safety Board.

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