PHOTO GALLERY: Hanscom Field plane crash - 7News Boston WHDH-TV

PHOTO GALLERY: Hanscom Field plane crash

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BEDFORD, Mass. (WHDH) - A man captured photos and described what he witnessed just moments after a private plane exploded on takeoff at Hanscom Field.

Rick McDonald had to use a zoom lens to take these dramatic pictures, but he said you could see the flames for miles.

"From my vantage point, you could see crews working on both sides of the plane and it took them a little while to actually get access to the nose of the plane," McDonald said. "You could hear the chaos in the distance of different fire crews talking trying to line everyone up and keep everyone safe."

He said the fire was so intense, his truck still smells of smoke and burnt plastic from the fire despite the fact he was more than two football fields away from the crash scene.

View the photos in the photo gallery here.
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