Monday, March 10, 2014

Cirrus SR22, N883JP: Alton Bay Ice Runway/Alton Bay Seaplane Base (B18), New Hampshire

Small plane skids off runway on Alton Bay: Pane landing on ice runway veers into snowbank

ALTON, N.H. —A small plane crashed into a snowbank Monday on Alton Bay, but no one was injured. 

The Federal Aviation Administration said the Cirrus aircraft veered off the end of the runway on frozen Lake Winnipesaukee.

The FAA said there were three people on board, and no injuries were reported.

The aircraft left from Lawrence Municipal Airport in Massachusetts.

Another small plane crashed on the runway over the weekend.

On Saturday morning, the wing of a single-engine experimental plane clipped a snowbank and spun out of control.   The pilot was the only person on board and was uninjured.

The Alton Bay Ice Runway is operational in the winter when the lake is frozen over.

 Officials said the runway is safe for planes to land.

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