(Laconia, N.H. ) - One person was seriously injured when a small plane crashed this morning in Laconia. Authorities say the injured pilot was the only person aboard the plane.

Dan Seufert......Union Leader photo
Dan Seufert......Union Leader photo
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The pilot, identified by neighbors and by the plane's tail number as Thomas Volpe, was flying from his private 2,000-foot airstrip at his Hadley Road home. Witnesses said his plane started sputtering at about 8:45 this morning just before it crashed in a small field.