It happened at the Lincoln Regional Airport, just before four o’clock Sunday afternoon.
Lincoln police chief Bill Flagg says two men were attempting to take off in a private, two-seater plane when the pilot lost control.
The plane slid off the runway, crashed into a snowbank, and flipped onto its roof.
When rescue crews arrived they found the pilot, 51-year-old Galen Kimball of East Millinocket. He was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
His passenger is identified as 54-year-old Geral Millett of Lowell, who is the owner of the plane.
Millett was not injured in the crash.
Officials from the FAA will be on scene Monday to investigate.