Saturday, June 18, 2016

Smith Cub, DP131 Associates LLC, N945SP: Incident occurred June 18, 2016 in Lake Gaston, Littleton, Halifax County, North Carolina

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Date: 18-JUN-16
Time: 13:45:00Z
Regis#: N945SP
Aircraft Make: SMITH
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Unknown
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Greensboro FSDO-39
City: LITTLETON
State: North Carolina

AIRCRAFT, EXPERIMENTAL SMITH CUB, ON LANDING ON LAKE GASTON FLIPPED OVER, WARREN COUNTY, NEAR LITTLETON, NORTH CAROLINA.




Littleton, N.C. — A small plane crashed and flipped on Saturday into the waters of Lake Gaston near Littleton.

William Bennett, of Williamsburg, Virginia, was trying to land the aircraft on the water near Eaton Ferry Bridge Road, but his wheels were engaged, according to officials. When the plane hit the water, it flipped onto its roof.

"It's just an unfortunate mishap," Bennett said. "I'm not too proud of that."

Bennett told WRAL News that he was flying from Petersburg, Virginia, to visit friends on Lake Gaston. He was not injured in the crash.

"I just heard a loud noise and ran out," said Amber Daniel, who lives on Gaston Lake. "I thought it was a sailboat because it's so windy, then I realized it was a plane, so I grabbed the phone and called 911."

Officials said Bennett's was the second seaplane to crash into Lake Gaston since late April. Three people were aboard a Maule 235 single-engine aircraft, which rolled three times across the water. Nobody was injured in the crash.

Federal Aviation Administration officials are expected to examine the plane on Monday.

Story and video:   http://www.wral.com





LITTLETON, N.C. — A small plane crashed and flipped on Saturday into the waters of Lake Gaston near Littleton. 

William Bennett, of Williamsburg, Virginia, was trying to land the aircraft on the water near Eaton Ferry Bridge Road, but his wheels were engaged, according to officials. When the plane hit the water, it flipped onto its roof. 

Bennett was not injured in the crash. 

Officials said Bennett's was the second seaplane to crash into Lake Gaston since late April.

Original article can be found here:   http://www.wral.com 




LITTLETON, NC (WTVD) --    The North Carolina Highway Patrol says a small plane crashed at Lake Gaston close to Eaton Ferry Road in Warren County Saturday morning.

According to investigators, the single-engine Smith Cub float plane was trying to land on the lake when it flipped over around 9:45 a.m.

Only the pilot was on board.

Original article can be found here:  http://abc11.com

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