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NTSB preliminary report on deadly New Hampshire plane crash shows it ascended before it crashed

A small plane that crashed into Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire began to climb from a descent before it headed down again, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a preliminary report.

The body of the pilot, the only person on board, was recovered the day after the Sept. 30 crash. The wreckage of the Cessna 150 plane was found in about 57-foot-deep water, the board said in its report, issued late Monday afternoon.

The pilot was not named in the report. He was identified by the state Fish and Game Department as Robert Ashe, of West Ossipee, New Hampshire. The plane was registered Ashe, according to Federal Aviation Administration records.

The pilot held a private pilot certificate and his last flight review was dated Sept. 9, the report said. No nighttime flying was noted in his logbook, which dated back to December 2020.

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