UPPER CUPSUPTIC TOWNSHIP (AP) – A New Hampshire man was killed Sunday when he lost control of his snowmobile and drove into a stand of trees while riding from New Hampshire to Rangeley.

Joshua Russell, 29, of Contoocook, N.H., was killed at about 10 a.m. when he failed to negotiate a curve on trail 84 of the Interstate Trail System northwest of Rangeley, said Maine Warden Service spokesman Mark Latti.

Russell and three other people were riding to Rangeley at the time, Latti said.

There have now been two fatal snowmobile accidents this winter in Maine.

A 64-year-old Northport man was killed in December when his snowmobile hit a gate on a tote road in Northport.

Two survive

fiery plane crash

BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) – Two men walked away with minor injuries after a small plane crashed Saturday night in a field in Bedford and burst into flames.

A spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration said the fixed-wing single-engine plane crashed at about 10:15 p.m. into a field on Dudley Road.

“Just prior to the accident, the pilot was talking to controllers at Logan Airport and indicated that the aircraft was having some kind of electrical problem,” said Jim Peters, spokesman for the FAA’s Northeast Region. “Shortly thereafter, it crashed.”

The two men were taken to Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Peters said. The plane was bound for Nashua-Boire Field in Nashua, N.H.

Because the plane was destroyed by fire, the National Transportation Safety Board will conduct an investigation, and the FAA will assist.

, Peters said.

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