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Jan 8, 2016 2:28 PM

Small plane registered to NH company crashes while trying to land in Georgia

SAVANNAH, Georgia - A small N.H. plane crashed while trying to land at the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport Wednesday morning, according to WJCL-TV.

The aircraft is registered to Upper Deck Holdings Inc. of Portsmouth.

The two people on board were taken to Memorial Hospital.

The Pilatus private plane had troubles when it took off and circled back and attempted to land at 8:32 a.m.

"It was trying to land but it couldn't. It started to shake. It went to the side of the runway and as soon as it hit you started to see the flames come out and everything," said Arif Tacttin to WJCL-TV, who witnessed the crash.

The plane missed the runway, skidded onto the grass and into a ditch and then caught fire. The fire and crash was resolved at 8:50 a.m.

The pilot and passenger were taken to a local hospital but the extent of their injuries is unknown.

The plane was flying from Savannah to Lexington, Kentucky.

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