Two people were injured Saturday morning when a single-engine plane crashed after failing to clear trees at the end of a grass runway at Dexter Regional Airport, the Dexter fire chief said.

Matt Connor said a man suffered bumps and bruises in the 8:40 a.m. crash and was taken to Mayo Regional Hospital in Dover-Foxcroft. His injuries were not life-threatening, Connor said. A woman who was on board suffered less serious injuries, but also went along to the hospital, mainly as a precaution, Connor said.

He said local officials sent photographs of the wreckage to the Federal Aviation Administration. Connor said his department was waiting early Saturday afternoon for clearance from the FAA to take the wreckage away from the Dexter Regional Airport.

It appeared that the plane’s wing hit a tree as it tried to take off, sending the plane spinning, according to Connor. He said he didn’t know why the plane failed to gain enough altitude to clear the trees.

Connor said he didn’t have the names of the two people who were in the plane.

It appeared that the plane was too damaged to be salvaged, he said.

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