LACONIA —Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center media officials said yesterday that insurance executive Tom Volpe is in "satisfactory condition" and remains in the Lebanon hospital.
He is reported to have facial injuries, a back injury, and a punctured lung.
Volpe's plane crashed at 8:30 a.m. Thursday shortly after he took off from the private airstrip he has on his Hadley Road property. The plane, a Piper Tri-Pacer, crashed in a field about 500 feet southwest of the airstrip.
Volpe, 80, is an avid plane enthusiast who served on the Laconia Airport Authority and who owns two planes. He is the president of Melcher & Prescott Insurance Agency in Laconia and has been the principal owner of the company since 1959.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) removed the plane from Volpe's field late Thursday and is investigating the crash.
- Category: Local News
- Hits: 387