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Rhode Island couple killed in single-engine plane crash on I-93 in New Hampshire

On Thursday, a harrowing crash on I-93 in Hooksett, New Hampshire, left state police baffled and two people dead. Herman and Doris Hassinger, residents of Block Island, were flying up to New Hampshire's New Hampton School for a board meeting in a small single-engine Beechcraft plane when they crashed onto the northbound lanes of the interstate.

The accident occurred around 1 p.m., according to reports, and no other vehicles were involved in the crash. Investigators said that the plane had appeared to have hit a light pole and had come to rest partially on the highway and outside of the guardrail on a median.

However, as yet, officials have not speculated on a further cause for the accident. Spokesmen told The Union Leader that they had listened to the plane's correspondence with air traffic control, which yielded few details.

Allison Diaz, an investigator for the National Transportation Safety Board, said Herman "was in contact with air traffic control in routine communication" until the signal dropped. There was little indication that anything was wrong.

Herman was an architect and reportedly designed many of the buildings at the New Hampton School. He also served on the Board of Trustees.

Diaz said that the investigation would be extensive, but a preliminary report is set to be released in about a week and a half.

Though no cars were involved in this tragic accident, the location of the crash on a busy highway could have resulted in numerous injuries and property damage. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, contact an experienced New Hampshire personal injury lawyer today.

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